Putative Risk Factors for Dysmenorrhea from the OPPERA Study Public Deposited

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  • February 22, 2019
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  • Zolnoun, Denniz
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Browne, Erica
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Ohrbach, Richard
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University of Buffalo
  • Maixner, William
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics
    • Other Affiliation: Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
  • Hu, Weiyu
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Wilson, Donna
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Bair, Eric
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
    • Other Affiliation: Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
  • Greenspan, Joel
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland-Baltimore
  • Dubner, Ron
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland-Baltimore
  • Slade, Gary
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    • Other Affiliation: Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders
  • Fillingim, Roger
    • Other Affiliation: Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida
  • Carey, Erin T.
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abstract
  • Introduction: Dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecological problem among menstruating women, affecting up to 90% of females during their reproductive years 1,2 • Risk factors for dysmenorrhea are not well described, however it has been associated with young age, early menarche (<12 years) and nulliparity3 • The aims of this investigation are to identify putative risk factors for dysmenorrhea and investigate differences in the severity of menstrual pain among different demographic groups
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