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Table 6 Comparison of prevalence data from other studies

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

First Author Year Sample size Study population Diagnostic test Prevalence
Laughlin [10] 2009 n = 4,271 women in the first trimester of pregnancy transvaginal ultrasonography 10.7% (95%CI: 8.5-13.6%)
Chen [11] 2001 n = 3,174 women aged 17-44 years undergoing tubal sterilization laparascopy 10.0%*
Borgfeldt [12] 2000 n = 335 asymptomatic women aged 25-40 years transvaginal ultrasonography 5.4% (95%CI: 3.0-7.8%)
Marino et al. [13] 2004 n = 341 premenopausal women aged 30-60 years transvaginal ultrasonography 21.4%*
Day Baird [14] 2003 n = 1,364 premenopausal women aged 35-49 years self-report, medical records, ultrasonography age 35-39 years: 10-15% in white women; 30-40% in black women*
Downes [31] 2010 n = 4,414 adult female respondends (≥ 18 years) self-report from 11.7% (France) to 23.6% (Italy)*
  1. * CI was not indicated