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Table 1 Study population characteristics

From: Role of preoperative ultrasound mapping in the surgical management of deep infiltrating endometriosis: a prospective observational study

Patient characteristics signs and symptoms (No. 101) Mean +/− SD; No. (%)
Age(y) 37.1 ± 6.2
Parity
 0 63 (62.4)
 1–2 28 (27.7)
 ≥ 3 10 (9.0)
Previous medical treatment 82 (81.2)
Duration of medical treatment (mo) 5.9 ± 6.8
Previous surgery of endometriosis 30(29.7)
Number of previous surgical intervention
 0 70 (69.3)
 1–2 25 (24.8)
 ≥3 6 (5.9)
Dysmenorrhea 101 (100)
VAS scorea 8.8 ± 1.4
Pelvic pain 97 (96.0)
VAS scorea 7.5 ± 1.5
Deep dyspareunia 68 (67.3)
VAS scorea 6.6 ± 1.3
Dyschezia 39 (38.6)
VAS scorea 6.8 ± 1.68
Dysuria/frequency 12 (11.9)
Infertilityb 22 (21.8)
Infertility duration (y)
 2 4 (4.0)
 3 8 (7.9)
 ≥ 4 10 (9.9)
Incomplete rectal emptying 19 (18.8)
Constipation 69 (68.3)
Diarrhoea 9 (8.9)
  1. No number, SD standard deviation, mo month, y year
  2. aVisual analogue scale (VAS) (ranges from 0 to 10, with 0 corresponding to no pain and 10 corresponding to maximum pain). bInfertility is defined as failure of sexually active non-contraceptive couple to conceive after 1 year