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Table 3 Factors associated with uterine fibroids among participants diagnosed of having fibroids and their levels of significance

From: Factors associated with uterine fibroid in Ghanaian women undergoing pelvic scans with suspected uterine fibroid

Characteristic   Confirmed diagnosis of fibroids in participants χ2 value P-value
Yes (%) No (%)
Age Range 14–24 0 (0) 44 (28.6) 47.4 0.001
25–34 years 38 (42.2) 130 (84.4)
35–44 years 36 (40.0) 18 (11.7)
45 years and above 16 (17.8) 6 (3.9)
BMI Normal 18 (20.0) 56 (36.8) 17.3 0.001
Overweight 22 (24.4) 52 (34.2)
Obese 50 (55.6) 44 (28.9)
Parity Zero/Nulliparous 44 (48.9) 44 (28.6) −10.169 0.001
1 and above 46 (51.1) 110 (71.4)
Age at 1st Menstruation Less than 12 years 2 (2.4) 8 (6.1) 11.191 0.0600
12–15 years 44 (53.7) 94 (71.2)
16 years and above 36 (43.9) 30 (22.7)
Age (Years) at Last Delivery of Participants Nulliparous 42 (46.7) 100 (64.9) 14.603 0.004
<24 years 6 (6.7) 18 (11.7)
25–29 years 14 (15.6) 14 (9.1)
30 years and above 28 (31.1) 22 (14.3)
Type of Menstrual Cycle of Participants (Irregular Cycle) Yes 62 (68.9) 102 (66.2) 0.182 0.670
No 28 (31.1) 52 (33.8)
Presence of severe pains during menstruation Yes 62 (68.9) 82 (53.2) 0.471 0.493
No 38 (42.2) 72 (46.8)
Age at 1st Delivery Less than 18 years 4 (8.3) 6 (11.1) 2.456 0.402
18–34 years 42 (87.5) 48 (88.9)
35 years and above 2 (4.2) 0 (0.0)