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Menstrual cycle patterns of college students in Gorgan-Northeast of Iran: Identify its association with sociodemographic factors

Gharravi, A.M. (2009) Menstrual cycle patterns of college students in Gorgan-Northeast of Iran: Identify its association with sociodemographic factors. Erciyes Tip Dergisi, 31 (4). pp. 331-338. ISSN 1300199X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Purpose: The menstrual cycle is used as a sign of women's health. Objective of study is determining the current menstrual patterns of students in Gorgan-Northeast of Iran, and evaluation of affecting factors on the cycle. Material and Methods: The study participants included 106 college student, females aged 18-30 that filled a questionnaire to detect the menstrual pattern, affecting factors on menstrual cycle. Main outcomes of variables compared using ANOVA. Logistic regression was used to model factors for menstrual regularity. Results: The mean ± SD age, menstruation lengths, age at menarche in student girls were 20.58±2.13, 28.02±1.88 and 13.53±1.30, respectively. 59.2% of girls had age 20-25 and 39.8% of these students had normal cycle. Also of 53.4 % of students with normal cycle, 31.8% of students had body mass index 20-24.99. Age at menarche of 56.8% of all participants was 13-14 years. Comparison of regression coefficients between factors and reported menstrual patterns shows similar results for students of all categories of menstrual cycle. Conclusion: This study provides a look at negative correlation of menstrual cycle's length with factors in college students of Gorgan - Northeast of Iran and points to importance of racial differences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Erciyes Tip Derg. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Anatomy Department, School of Medicine, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body mass index, Menarche, Menstrual cycle, Physical activity, stress, analgesic agent, adult, article, body mass, college student, controlled study, demography, female, food intake, human, Iran, life stress, major clinical study, marriage, menarche, menstrual cycle, menstruation, physical activity, questionnaire, social aspect
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 03:56
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 10:41
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2239

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