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Walker, USA, English, 1991 (95)

1

18 or over

In March 1989, attenders at Women's clinic (operated by dept. of O&G) and Family medical centre (university based primary care clinic) were consecutively approached; patients were racially and ethnically diverse and approximately 20-30% are assisted by public assistance programmes; mean age of patients at Family medical centre more at 37.4+/-16.1yrs vs. 32.1+/-11.2 years, no other significant differences of clinical relevance

Chronic or intermittent pelvic pain undefined-lower abdominal pain, that is, pain in any part of belly from navel down to private parts (lifetime or current)

Questionnaire (nv)

95

N

1

1

247

651

38

(35.8-43.6)

Heisterberg, Denmark, English, 1986 (162)

Not stated

Reproductive age

The patients included in the present study comprised of consecutive women who had participated in a clinical controlled trial in 1978-79 on prophylactic antibiotics and development of postabortal PID. Before the abortion, information about previous births, spontaneous and induced abortions, episodes of PID, and the occurrence of CPP were obtained

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) excluding dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia of undefined duration

Questionnaire (nv)

77

N

1

1

22

352

6.2

(3.9-9.3)

CPP rate for those with postabortal PID was 4/29 (13.8%)

Iglesias, Mexico, English, 1980 (163)

Not stated

Not stated

Medical service of the company polled at random airline stewardesses at the time they applied for assistance of a variety of clinical problems, personnel using contraception or suffering from obvious general or gynaecological problems were excluded

Current pelvic pain or congestion after long flights

Questionnaire (nv)

100

N

2

1

76

200

38

(31.2-41.1)

*Country resource-1: developed; 2-less developed; 3-least developed

+ v-validated; nv- not validated

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