Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Prevalence and Predictors of Dysmenorrhea, Its Effect, and Coping Mechanisms among Adolescents in Shai Osudoku District, Ghana

Table 2

Multiple logistic regression results modeling self-reported dysmenorrhea.

VariablesDysmenorrhea
AOR (95% CI) value

Age in years
12–151
16–191.25 (0.76–2.05)>0.37
Level of education
JHS1
SHS0.75 (0.46–1.22)>0.25
Place of stay
Not lived with their parents1.53 (1.02–2.30)<0.04
Lives with their parents1
Age at menarche
<13 years1.03 (0.59–1.78)>0.92
13–15 years1.41 (0.84–2.37)>0.19
>15 years1
History of menstrual cycle
Regular cycle1
Irregular cycle1.73 (1.16–2.57)<0.01
Nature of menstrual flow
Light flow1
Moderate flow1.27 (0.85–1.89)>0.24
Heavy flow1.21 (0.59–2.45)>0.61
Length of cycle
<21 days1.13 (0.55–2.32)>0.75
≥21 days1
Duration of menstruation
<3 days1.61 (0.66–3.94)>0.30
≥3 days1
Family history of dysmenorrhea
No1
Yes1.10 (0.76–1.60)>0.60