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Table 6 Comparison of ‘healthy & non-stressed’ and ‘unhealthy & stressed’ groups

From: A potential relation between premenstrual symptoms and subjective perception of health and stress among college students: a cross-sectional study

  Healthy & Non-stressed
(n = 122)
Unhealthy & Stressed
(n = 19)
P-value
Background and lifestyle risk factors, no. (%)
 Age (yrs) 19.7 ± 0.9 19.9 ± 0.8 0.402
 Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 20.4 ± 2.1 19.5 ± 2.0 0.178
 Menstrual cycle (days) 30.0 ± 3.8 29.0 ± 3.5 0.265
 Sleeping durations (time) 6.7 ± 1.0 6.6 ± 1.6 0.505
 Breakfast eating habits, no. (%) 91 (74.6) 10 (52.6) 0.048*
 Regular exercise habits, no. (%) 32 (26.2) 4 (21.1) 0.630
Premenstrual symptoms (over severe severity), no. (%)
 General aches and pains 19 (15.6) 7 (36.8) 0.026*
 Confusion 0 (0) 3 (15.8) 0.002**
 Lowered school or work performance 8 (6.6) 4 (21.1) 0.035*
 Decreased efficiency 1 (0.8) 3 (15.8) 0.008**
 Loneliness 8 (6.6) 5 (26.3) 0.006**
 Anxiety 8 (6.6) 6 (31.6) 0.001**
 Restlessness 7 (5.7) 6 (31.6) < 0.001**
 Mood swings 17 (13.9) 8 (42.1) 0.003**
 Depression 10 (8.2) 5 (26.3) 0.017*
  1. Vales given as means ± standard deviation
  2. Statistical significance, **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05