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Table 3 Frequency of bleeding symptoms: Comparison of diagnosed women with uterine fibroids and women without a diagnosis of uterine fibroids

From: Prevalence, symptoms and management of uterine fibroids: an international internet-based survey of 21,746 women

  Women with a diagnosis of uterine fibroids Women without a diagnosis of uterine fibroids p-value*
Total N 1,533 20,213  
% of women with symptom    
   Heavy menstrual bleeding 59.8% 37.4% p < 0.001
   Prolonged duration of menstrual bleeding 37.3% 15.6% p < 0.001
   Bleeding between periods 33.3% 13.5% p < 0.001
   Frequent periods (i.e. periods occur more often than just every 24 days) 28.4% 15.2% p < 0.001
   Irregular/unpredictable periods 36.3% 23.9% p < 0.001
   Light menstrual bleeding 10.9% 18.7% p < 0.001
   Absent periods 13.9% 11.8% 0.015
Infrequent periods (i.e. periods occur less often than every 38 days) 16.7% 14.8% 0.048
Shortened duration of menstrual bleeding 13.1% 15.5% 0.012
  1. 2-test applied