Mathias, USA, English, 1996(35)
In April-May 1994, the Gallup organization telephoned 17927 households by random digit dialing to identify women between 18-50 years; in women with more than one eligible woman, a computer generated algorithm identified the woman to be interviewed; demographic profile of the survey participants with CPP was similar to women with no CPP in terms of age, race, ethnicity, education (i.e. mean age 35.7+/-8.6 versus 36.7+/-8.6), 37% of women in both groups had less than a high school education, 10 vs. 11% had an advanced college degree, 86 vs. 82% were white, 7versus 9% were African American, 4 vs. 5% were latino
Pelvic pain with periods including irregular bleeding on oral pills or HRT in the last 6 months
Telephone interview (nv)
25% has seen some health care provider in the last 3 months; total indirect cost of CPP due to time lost from work $555.3 million and estimated direct medical costs for US population of 18-50 yr old women are $881.5 million per year.