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Table 3 Education level adjusted for age in women with PCOS a participating in a study on the prevalence of PCOS, Salvador, Brazil, 2008 (n = 859)

From: Polycystic ovary syndrome in Salvador, Brazil: a prevalence study in primary healthcare

  PRb crude (95%CI) PR adjusted (95%CI)c
Education (years of schooling)   
 Did not complete primary school (<8) 0.56 (0.31 - 1.00) 0.61 (0.34 - 1.09)
 Completed primary school (=8) 0.76 (0.46 - 1.26) 0.73 (0.44 - 1.22)
 Completed secondary school (=11) 1.35 (0.96 - 1.86) 1.30 (0.93 - 1.82)
 University (>11) 3.97 (1.54 - 10.22) 4.11 (1.58 - 10.67)
  1. a Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
  2. b Prevalence ratio.
  3. c Cuzick’s trend test p = 0.00.