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Table 3: Table of studies included in the systematic review on prevalence of noncyclical pelvic pain

Author, country, language, year

Time

period (mo)

Age (years)

Population characteristics

Definition

Measurement +

Response rate %

Representative ness (Y-yes/ N-no)

Country resource*

Quality score (out of 5)

Cases

Denominator

Prevalence% (95% CI)

Notes

Community based studies

Zondervan, UK, English, 1999 (151)

60

12 to 70

One hundred and thirty-six general practices in the UK. One practice objected and hence their patients were excluded. Other exclusions were: mental illness (6), participation in the pilot study (5), 810 undelivered questionnaires. Cases were identified randomly on the basis of contact with their general practice pain due to malignancy, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases or pregnancy, or which occurred only during menstruation or sexual intercourse, was excluded

Recurrent or constant pain in the area from navel down in the lower belly of at least 6 months duration unrelated to periods or intercourse.

General practice database(v)

100

Y

1

5

2.15 (2.1-2.2)

Monthly prevalence of CPP 21.5/1000 and incidence 1.58/1000 with an annual prevalence of 38.3/1000 Monthly prevalence rates in 15-20 year old 18.2/1000 and >60 27.6/1000. Monthly prevalence in Scotland and Wales were 16/1000 and 29.4/1000 respectively. Sample size estimation done

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