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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical data of women with PD

From: ‘Painting my pain’: the use of pain drawings to assess multisite pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea

Sociodemographic variables Mean ± SD
Self-reported cycle length (days) 28.2 ± 3.8
  n (%)
Race  
White 45 (80.3%)
Black 10 (17.8%)
No declaration 1 (1.7%)
Education  
Less than college 26 (46.4%)
College 29 (51.7%)
No declaration 1 (1.7%)
Marital status  
Single 53 (94.6%)
Married 2 (3.5%)
Divorced 1 (1.7%)
Clinical variables n (%)
Menstrual flow  
Light 10 (17.8%)
Moderate 32 (57.1%)
Intense 14 (25.0%)
Duration of menstrual flow  
Up to 3 days 4 (7.2%)
3–5 days 38 (69.0%)
More than 5 days 13 (23.6%)
Duration of menstrual cramps  
Less than 24 h 20 (35.7%)
24–48 h 25 (44.6%)
48–72 h 11 (19.6%)
Use of medication for menstrual cramps  
Yes 47 (83.9%)
No 9 (16%)
Use of contraceptive  
Yes 35 (62.5%)
No 21 (37.5%)
Effect of medication  
Total 10 (17.8%)
Partial 30 (53.5%)
No effect 16 (28.5%)
Body regions with PD-related pain  
Abdomen 56 (100%)
Low back 44 (78.6%)
Head 31 (55.4%)
Lower limbs 28 (50.0%)
Thoracic region 20 (35.7%)
Upper limbs 09 (16.1%)