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Table 4 Characteristics of women in the different phases of the study on the prevalence of PCOS, Salvador, Brazil, 2008 (n = 859)

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

Phase 1 – Characteristics (n1 =181) n % Phase 2 - Phenotypes (n2 =73) n %
Oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea 99 54.7 Oligo/amenorrhea and hirsutism b 57 78.1
Hirsutism b 108 59.7 Oligo/amenorrhea and high testosterone levels d 8 10.9
Moderate to severe acne c 21 11.6 Oligo/amenorrhea and acne c 4 5.5
Abnormal uterine bleeding 5 2.8 Oligo/amenorrhea and polycystic ovaries a 3 4.1
Androgenic alopecia 3 1.7 Hirsutism and polycystic ovaries 1 1.4
  1. aRotterdam Consensus Criteria bFerriman-Gallwey score ≥ 6 cModerate to severe forms (Investigator’s Static Global Assessment) d ≥ 95 th percentile of women with no clinical criteria n1 = number of women with at least one criterion n2 = number of women with at least two criteria.