Table 2

Participant demographics: N = 89.

CHARACTERISTICTAMPON GROUP (N = 44)MENSTRUAL CUP GROUP (N = 45)P VALUE*
Mean (SD) age, y28.9 (5.5)26.6 (4.6).05
Race, n (%).58
  • White37 (90.2)38 (86.4)
  • Other4 (9.8)6 (13.6)
Mean (SD) BMI, kg/m223.9 (3.5)24.0 (6.3).12
≥ 1 child, n (%)8 (18.2)2 (4.4).04
Mean (SD) age of menarche, y13.0 (1.3)13.0 (1.3).80
Regular flow, n (%)34 (82.9)41 (95.3).14
Flow, n (%).06
  • Light4 (9.8)11 (25.6)
  • Medium35 (85.3)27 (62.8)
  • Heavy2 (4.9)5 (11.6)
Sexually active, n (%)40 (97.6)41 (93.2).34
  • BMI—body mass index, SD—standard deviation.

  • * Significance was set at P < .05.

  • Data missing for 4 participants.

  • Data missing for 5 participants.