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Table 2 Self-reported correlation of PCOS signs and symptoms

From: Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as a management strategy for symptoms of PCOS

Signs and symptoms Depression Waist more cm’s than hip Infertility Cramps
Late period
Pearson Correlation .079 .273** .450** .193**
Sig. (2-tailed) .097  < .01  < 0.01  < 0.01
N 443 440 419 398
Hirsutism
Pearson Correlation .241** .301** .082 .003
Sig. (2-tailed)  < 0.01  < 0.01 .092 .957
N 453 448 426 400
Overweight
Pearson Correlation  − .013 .222** .225** .079
Sig. (2-tailed) .781  < 0.01  < 0.01 .112
N 458 455 433 410
Very overweight
Pearson Correlation .019 .228** .408** .237**
Sig. (2-tailed) .690  < 0.01  < 0.01  < 0.01
N 443 440 422 395
Blood sugar/insulin imbalance
Pearson Correlation .112* .225** .691** .222**
Sig. (2-tailed) .018  < 0.01  < 0.01  < 0.01
N 449 448 426 402
  1. **Correlation was significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
  2. *Correlation was significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)
  3. cm’s: centimetres
  4. Sig: significance
  5. N: frequency of valid cases