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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 632-636

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: Prevalence and its correlates among adolescent girls


1 Intern, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Physiology, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, S'O'A University, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, S'O'A University, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Epari Venkatarao
Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, K8, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
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Source of Support: STS scholarship for 2 months (Rs. 10, 000/-)., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.140233

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Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequent endocrinological disorder affecting young women of reproductive age having wide spread morbidity. Though, several factors have been identified attributing to its cause, yet it demands further investigations. Materials and Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out among 253 adolescent females (age: 10-19 years) to elicit the associations between PCOS and the cesarean mode of delivery, eruption of wisdom tooth and other factors through a binary logistic regression analysis. Results: The mean age was 18.57 ΁ 0.19 (standard error of mean) years. The prevalence of PCOS in Nellore district is 15.4% (95% confidence interval: 10.97-19.83). Higher risk of PCOS was associated with the cesarean mode of delivery (odds ratio [OR] = 4.91, P < 0.0001), eruption of at least 1 wisdom tooth (OR = 2.61, P = 0.025) and the presence of central obesity (OR = 2.57, P = 0.05). Discussion: An attempt has been taken to hypothesize causal association of associated factors with PCOS from the available literature, which in turn may pave the path for newer approaches for prevention and management.


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