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Table 3 Comparison of socio-behavioral categories (max possible scores) by phase in menstrual cycle.

From: Female social and sexual interest across the menstrual cycle: the roles of pain, sleep and hormones

Behavior Statistic Follicular Mid-Cycle Luteal Main Effect T1 vs. T2 T2 vs. T3
Physical Discomfort (36) Mean 13.83 2.55 3.45 46.19*** 68.09*** 0.79
  SD 8.81 5.35 6.99    
  Range 0-33 0-27 0-33    
Exercise (hr/day) Mean 1.21 0.74 1.09 1.94   
  SD 1.94 0.75 1.47    
  Range 0-8 0-2 0-5    
Sleep Disturbance (20) Mean 8.40 4.90 4.68 25.22*** 38.82*** 0.24
  SD 4.06 3.83 4.26    
  Range 1-18 0-16 0-19    
General Attraction (4) Mean 2.05 2.28 2.00 1.12   
  SD 1.43 1.20 1.16    
  Range 0-4 0-4 0-4    
Social Attraction (16) Mean 12.28 12.33 12.65 0.41   
  SD 3.05 2.95 2.46    
  Range 5-16 2-16 7-16    
Physical Attraction (12) Mean 8.45 8.73 8.05 0.96   
  SD 3.29 3.48 3.89    
  Range 2-12 0-12 0-12    
Task-oriented Attraction (12) Mean 7.90 8.00 8.00 0.05   
  SD 2.32 2.72 2.66    
  Range 2-12 1-12 1-12    
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001.
  2. T1: early- to mid-follicular phase, T2: mid-cycle, T3: mid- to late-luteal phase.