What is the prevalence of dysmenorrhea in Australia?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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In a longitudinal population study of 9,067 Australian women, researchers found that those who began smoking by age 13 had the greatest risk of developing chronic dysmenorrhea. Overall, approximately 60% of the women reported experiencing dysmenorrhea symptoms at some time during the study period. [47, 48]


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