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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of secondary and preparatory school female students in Debremarkos town, North West Ethiopia, 2016

From: Premenstrual syndrome and factors associated with it among secondary and preparatory school students in Debremarkos town, North-west Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Frequency (n = 492) Percent (%)
Age; n = 484
 10–14 4 0.8
 15–19 442 91.3
 20–24 38 7.9
Marital status
 Single 478 96.3
 Ever married 18 3.7
Family history of PMSa
 Yes 193 39.2
 No 229 46.5
 I don’t know 70 14.2
Physical activity
 Not at all 263 53.5
 Irregularly 170 34.6
 Regularly 59 12.0
Nonacademic duty in the family; n = 491
 Not at all 87 17.7
 Simple 340 69.1
 Heavy 64 13.0
Coffee intake (No of cups/day)
 0 239 48.6
 1–4 185 37.6
 ≥ 5 68 13.8
Tea intake
 Yes 471 95.7
 No 21 4.3
Drinking alcohol
 Not at all 438 89.0
 Irregularly with occasions 35 7.1
 Regularly 19 3.9
  1. aPMS: Premenstrual syndrome