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Mathias, USA, English, 1996 (155)

2

18 to 50

In April-May 1994, the Gallup organisation telephoned 17927 households by random digit dialling 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. Responses from pregnant and postmenopausal women were excluded

Chronic pelvic pain for at least 6 months experienced off and on or constantly in the last 3 months

Telephone interview (nv)

89

Y

1

2

773

5325

14.7

(13.6-15.8)

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.

Bhatia, India, English 1995 (156)

Not stated

16 to 35

Study conducted in 1991 in the subdistrict of Karnataka state, 70 km from Bangalore on women who had at least one child younger than five.2400 from rural areas; all eligible women living in the town and in the 48 villages having population of at least 500 persons were included

Lower abdominal pain or vaginal discharge with fever between 3 to 13+ months

Interview (nv)

95

Y

2

2

187

3600

5.2

(7.1-8.9)

Kirkengen, Norway, English, 1993 (157)

Not stated

20 to 49

Women recruited from a single general practice in Oslo in 1989-1990, they were consecutive attenders for gynaecological problem other than pregnant or after abortion or delivery; 9 women with poor knowledge of Norwegian were excluded

Pelvic pain undefined for 12 months

Interview (v)

57

N

2

2

22

85

25.9

(17-36.5)

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