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Table 2 Most common symptoms associated with menstruation among female students with dysmenorrhea

From: Prevalence of dysmenorrhea and predictors of its pain intensity among Palestinian female university students

Variables Total number Percentage
Site of pain
 Suprapubic 631 77.5
 Flank 191 23.5
 Back 399 49
 Thigh 221 27.1
Duration of pain
 Few hours before menses 149 18.3
 First day of menses only 362 44.5
 From first to third day of menses 288 35.4
 More than third day of menses 35 4.3
Severity of pain
 Mild (≤4) 160 19.7
 Moderate/severe(> 4) 654 80.3
College absenteeism
 Yes 253 31.1
 No 558 68.6
Medications
 Yes 471 57.9
 No 338 41.5
Category
 Paracetamol 186 39.5
 NSAIDs 219 46.5
 Anti-spasmodic 11 2.34
Family
 Yes 601 73.8
 No 194 23.8
Associated symptoms
 Diarrhea 95 11.7
 Nausea 92 11.3
 Vomiting 89 10.9
 Fatigue 500 61.4
 Dizziness 126 15.5
 Headache 148 18.2
 Breast tenderness 137 16.8
 Nervousness 326 40
 Insomnia 131 16.1
 Arthralgia 233 28.6
 None of the above 38 4.7