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Table 1 Demographic and menstrual characteristics of the study sample (n = 602)

From: Health related quality of life among adolescents with premenstrual disorders: a cross sectional study

  With PMS (n = 602) Without PMDD (n = 378) With PMDD (n = 224)
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Age groups (year)    
14-15 265 (44) 172 (45.4) 93 (41.7)
16-17 311(52) 192(50.8) 119 (53)
18-19 26 (4) 14 (3.8) 12 (5.3)
Mean (SD) 15.76 (1.06) 15.70 (1.04) 15.86 (1.09)
Age at menarche (year)    
9-10 7 (1) 3 (0.8) 4 (1.8)
11-12 198 (33) 124 (32.7) 74 (32.9)
13-14 356 (59) 220 (58.2) 136 (60.8)
15-16 41 (7) 31 (8.3) 10 (4.5)
Mean (SD) 12.99 (1.13) 13.03 (1.16) 12.93 (1.07)
Marital status    
Single 541 (90) 340 (89.9) 201 (89.7)
Married 61 (10) 38 (10.1) 23 (10.3)
Dysmenorrhea    
Yes 505 (84) 307 (81.2) 198 (88.3)
No 97 (16) 71 (18.8) 26 (11.7)
Severity of menstrual bleeding    
Mild 38 (6.3) 25 (6.6) 13 (5.8)
Moderate 412 (68.4) 272 (71.9) 140 (62.3)
Severe 152 (25.3) 81 (21.5) 71 (31.8)
Scores on the SCL-90-R    
Mean (SD) 1.45 (0.72) 1.26 (0.57) 1.49 (0.82)
Range 0.03-3.24 0.34-2.27 0.03-3.24