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Table 1: Table of included studies on dysmenorrhoea

Author, country, language, year of publication (reference list number)

Time period (mo)

Age (yrs)

Population characteristics

Definition

Measurement tool +

Response rate %

Representative

(Y-yes, N-no)

Country resource*

Quality score (out of 5)

Cases

Denominator

Prevalence (95% CI)

Notes
Community based studies

Zondervan, UK, English, 2001(1)

3

14-49

The women recruited in 1999 were registered with 85 general practices. One practice objected and hence their patients were excluded. Other exclusions were: mental illness (6), participation in the pilot study (5), 810 undelivered questionnaires

Pelvic pain with periods including irregular bleeding on oral pills or HRT

Semi structured self administered questionnaire (v)

74

Y

1

4

365

451

81

(77-84)

Golding, USA, English, 1998(2)

Not stated

42.3;SE 0.5

Los Angeles Epidemiologic Catchment Area study- 44.4% latina, 44.2% European American and 11.4% other groups, mean education11.5 years; Latin residents were interviewed in English or Spanish according to their preference

Excessively painful menstrual periods

Diagnostic interview schedule (v)

86

Y

1

4

391

1428

27.4

(25.1-29.8)

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