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Table 4 Multivariable table among women who use reusable cloth comparing the PRR of different MHM practices

From: Association between unhygienic menstrual management practices and prevalence of lower reproductive tract infections: a hospital-based cross-sectional study in Odisha, India

Risk Factors BV Unadjusted BV Adjusted Candidiasis Unadjusted Candidiasis Adjusted TV Unadjusted TV Adjusted
PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI)
Place to wash absorbent
 Inside the toilet stall 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
 At the tube well or yard 1.04(0.81–1.34) 1.01 (0.76–1.34) 0.80 (0.61–1.07) 0.86 (0.64–1.16) 1.39 (0.58–3.33) 2.30 (0.80–6.56)
After washing, how did you dry the cloth
 Dry it in the Sun/open space 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
 Dry it inside the house 1.15(0.89–1.48) 1.07(0.82–1.39) 1.89(1.41–2.55) 1.78(1.34–2.38) 2.13(0.83–5.47) 1.91(0.68–5.32)
How do you store the cloth for use next time
 Wrapped in polythene 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
 Wrapped in another material 1.01(0.76–1.35) 1.04(0.76–1.42) 0.83(0.59–1.16) 0.86(0.62–1.20) 0.33(0.79–1.42) 0.28(0.07–1.10)
Where did you store the cloth for use next time
 Within the cupboard in the changing room 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
 In the toilet 1.10(0.85–1.42) 1.11(0.85–1.43) 1.98(1.50–2.61) 1.96(1.49–2.57) 0.63(0.24–1.61) 0.54(0.21–1.38)
  1. PRR Prevalence rate ratio, CI confidence interval