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Abstract

Predictors of Knowledge Towards Menstruation in Ethiopia

Menstruation is a physiological process that reproductive age group women will pass through. Due to myth and misconception about it, menstruation is considered as being unhealthy and impurity. Therefore, the study was aimed at assessing the level of knowledge and associated factors. A cross-sectional study design was used. Randomly selected 422 female students were involved. Binary and multivariable logistic regressions conducted using statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20. P-value less than 0.05 was taken as a significant association. The study revealed that 90.7% of the respondents scored high level of knowledge towards menstruation. Age of the respondents (AOR= 3.573, 95% CI= 1.440, 8.861), use of medication without consultation of the health personnel (AOR=3.081, CI: 1.385, 6.851) and being informed about menstruation before menarche (AOR= 0.326, 95% CI: 0.137, 0.778) were significantly associated with high level of knowledge towards menstruation. The study had shown that most of the respondents scored high level of knowledge about menstruation. Age of the respondents and those who used medication with consultation of health personnel and being informed about menstruation before menarche were associated with high level of knowledge towards menstruation.


Author(s):

Temesgen Haile Anchebi, Robera Olana Fite, Bisrat Zeleke Shiferaw and Sileshi Garoma Abeya



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