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Epidemiologic study of premenstrual symptoms.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
0013-2446
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
67
Issue
1-2
Pages
109–118
Identifiers
PMID: 1295940
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The frequency of selected premenstrual symptoms among 342 Egyptian women were analyzed in relation to demographic and reproductive characteristics. The frequency ranged from 36% for breast pain or tenderness to 66% for premenstrual stomach and back cramps, socioeconomic status, education, age at menarche, breast size, menstrual irregularity, and history of pregnancy are all associated with the premenstrual symptoms.

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