Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2019 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Prevalence of mostly ignore the pain, practices self-medication, engages in physical exercise, use home remedies to reduce the pain, and consult a physician based on dysmenorrhea.

VariablesDysmenorrheaTotal (%) value
No (%)Yes (%)

Mostly ignore the pain
No93 (42.9)201 (43.4)294 (43.2)>0.89
Yes124 (57.1)262 (56.6)386 (56.8)
Practices self-medication
No149 (68.7)303 (65.4)452 (66.5)>0.41
Yes68 (31.3)160 (34.6)228 (33.5)
Engages in physical exercise
No193 (88.9)394 (85.1)587 (86.3)>0.17
Yes24 (11.1)69 (14.9)93 (13.7)
Home remedies used to reduce the pain
None131 (60.4)260 (56.2)391 (57.5)>0.19
Rest58 (26.7)119 (25.7)177 (26.0)
Hot application19 (8.8)53 (11.4)72 (10.6)
Herbs9 (4.1)31 (6.7)40 (5.9)
Consult a physician
No182 (83.9)373 (80.6)555 (81.6)>0.30
Yes35 (16.1)90 (19.4)125 (18.4)