Table 4

Completion of initiation rites and reported intensity of dysmenorrhoea

No dysmenorrhoeaIntensity of dysmenorrhoea
01234 and 5
Incomplete or no rites6418201927
All rites completed242411
Total8820242028
OR3.943.496.766.92
95% CI1.72 to 9.001.41 to 8.641.84 to 24.931.17 to 40.88
Mantel-Haenszel χ2 for trend=10.16 p=0.0014
 
No rites at all41332
All rites completed242411
Total283743
OR6.756.939.385.64
95% CI 1.72 to 26.421.77 to 27.171.82 to 48.410.57 to 55.87
p Fisher0.010.010.020.2
Mantel-Haenszel χ2 for trend=8.33; p=0.0039