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Title: Risk factors for dysmenorrhea among young adult female university students
Authors: Pejcic, Ana
Jankovic, Slobodan
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate associated risk factors for dysmenorrhea in a sample of Serbian university students.METHODS: A case-control study was conducted among undergraduate students (n = 288) attending lectures during 2014/2015 academic year at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac.RESULTS: The only significant associations were between dysmenorrhea and age at menarche (OR adjusted = 0.74; 95% CI 0.58-0.95; p = 0.017), family history of dysmenorrhea (OR adjusted = 3.39; 95% CI 1.74-6.63; p = 0.000), duration of menstrual flow (OR adjusted = 1.52; 95% CI 1.16-1.99; p = 0.002) and smoking at least one cigarette a day (OR adjusted = 5.09; 95% CI 1.83-14.15; p = 0.002). The factors associated with dysmenorrhea were not interacting with each other.CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that earlier age at menarche, longer duration of menstrual flow, prior family history of dysmenorrhea and smoking at least one cigarette a day are important risk factors associated with dysmenorrhea. Smoking cessation should be strongly encouraged.
Type: article
DOI: 10.4415/ANN_16_01_16
ISSN: 0021-2571
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85013722729
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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