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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 35)

From: Impact of endometriosis on women’s lives: a qualitative study

Characteristics   n (%)
Age (years)   31.1 ± 10.4a, range: 17- 53
16-24 years 13(37.1)
25-34 years 11(31.4)
35 and above years 11(31.4)
Educational level Secondary 19(54.3)
Undergraduate 10(28.6)
Postgraduate 6(17.1)
Employment Full time 26(74.3)
Part time 6(17.1)
Unemployed 3(8.6)
Marital status Married/partner 25(71.4)
Single 9(25.7)
Divorced 1(2.9)
Obstetric history Nulliparous 22(62.9)
Live birth 9(25.7)
Termination 4(11.4)
  Miscarriage 4(11.4)
Age at onset of symptoms (years)   17.4 ± 6.8a, range: 11-41
Age at diagnosis (years)   25.6 ± 7.9a, range: 15-42
Delay in diagnosis (years)   8.1 ± 6a, range: 3 months-24 yrs
Common symptoms Period pain 34(97.1)
Heavy bleeding 27(77.1)
Dyspareunia 25(71.4)
Bowel pain 25(71.4)
Irregular bleeding 24(68.6)
Bladder pain 21(60)
Infertilityb 10(58.8)
Non menstrual pain (lower abdomen, back or leg pain) 8(22.9)
Endometriosis interference with their life A little 2(5.7)
Moderate 6(17.1)
A lot 17(48.6)
Very Much 10(28.6)
Treatment satisfaction Not at all 2(5.7)
A little 6(17.1)
Moderate 19(54.3)
A lot 6(17.1)
  Very much 2(5.7)
  1. aMean ± SD.
  2. bInfertility was not applicable to 18 participants, so it was calculated out of 17 participants and 10 out of 17 were infertile.