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Table 1 Demographic data, gynecological features and sexual function in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients and healthy controls

From: Sexual function in female juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients

Variables JIA patients (n = 21) Heathy controls (n = 25) P
Demographic data
 Current age, years 26.5 (17–38.1) 29.3 (19.7–35.8) 0.700
Ethnic groups 0.153
 Caucasian 14 (67) 18 (72)
 African-Latin American 7 (33) 7 (28)
Body mass index, kg/m2 22.4 (19–29) 22.5 (19–32) 0.530
Gynecological features
 Menarche age, years 13 (9–19) 12 (8–15) 0.088
 Dysmenorrhea 13 (62) 15 (60) 0.859
 Menorrhagia 5 (24) 5 (20) 1.000
 Premenstrual syndrome 14 (67) 18 (75) 0.538
Sexual function
 Age at first sexual activity, years 18 (14–30) 17 (10–24) 0.158
 Sexual activity in the last year 21 (100) 25 (100) 1.000
 Number of intercourse in the last month 4.5 (0–15) 4 (0–30) 0.979
 Number of intercourse in the last year 54 (1–180) 48 (4–360) 0.948
 Sexual partners in the last month 1 (0–1) 1 (0–2) 0.256
 Sexual partners in the last year 1 (1–2) 1 (1–5) 0.329
 SQQ-F score 78 (50–92) 82 (58–94) 0.529
 SQQ-F < 62 (sexual dysfunction) 3 (14) 3 (12) 1.000
  1. Results are presented in n (%) and median (range), SQQ-F - Sexual Quotient Questionnaire for Females