What is the prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in the US?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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In the United States, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders of reproductive-age women, with a prevalence of 4-12%. [27, 28] Up to 10% of women are diagnosed with PCOS during gynecologic visits. [29] In some European studies, the prevalence of PCOS has been reported to be 6.5-8%. [30, 31]


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