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Lee, USA, English, 1991(38)

12

21-50

Data from a larger study of women working as nurses in seven hospitals on the west coast. Excluded subjects were over 50 years of age, not menstruating, or had been pregnant or lactating during the six months prior to completing the questionnaire; each worked 32-55 hours per week, 86.1% Caucasian, 58.3% married or partnered, 53.5% had been pregnant and 65.8% had no living children at home

Cramps just before or at the start of menstrual period over last 6 months

Self administered questionnaire (v)

69

N

1

2

321

594

54

(49.9-58.1)

30.7% experienced cramps every month; 34.2% rarely

Odujinrin, Nigeria, English, 1991(39)

Not stated

10 to 18

10-18 years old secondary school girls were randomly selected and surveyed, 889/950 had attained menarche, 35.8% had irregular cycles and 78.6% had flow between 3-5 days

Pain during menstruation graded on a multidimensional verbal scoring system

Self administered questionnaire (nv)

Not stated

N

2

2

638

889

71.7

(68.7-74.7)

350   (39.40%) had mild, 197 (22.2%) had moderate and 91(10.2%) had severe dysmenorrhea

Mijanovic, Macedonia, Roman, 1990(40)

Not stated

10 to 19

Randomly chosen adolescent females, aged 10 to 19 years, were questioned about their (painful or painless) menstruation

Painful menstruation

Examination (v)

Not stated

Y

1

2

565

1068

52.9

(49.9-55.9)

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