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Table 1 Sociodemographic and reproductive characteristics of female health science students in Wollo University, February 2017, Dessie, Ethiopia (n = 254)

From: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder and associated factors among female health science students in Wollo University, Ethiopia, 2017/18

Variables Frequency(n) Percentage (%)
Age in years   
 15–25 216 85
  > 26 38 15
Body mass index(BMI)
 Under weight (BMI < 18.50) 51 20.1
 Normal BMI 18.50–24.99) 199 78.3
 Over weight (BMI > 24.99) 4 1.6
Marital status
 Single 174 68.5
 Has boy friend 36 14.2
 Married 43 16.9
 Widowed 1 0.4
study year
 1st year 85 33.5
 2nd year 109 42.9
 3rd year 29 11.4
  > 4th year 31 12.2
Age at first Menarche (in years)
  < 13 12 4.7
 13–15 141 55.5
 16–18 93 36.6
  > 18 8 3.1
Number of average days bleeding per one cycle in the last one year
 1–3 74 29.1
 4–5 133 52.4
 6–8 37 14.6
  > 8 10 3.9
The amount of blood during one menstrual period
 Mild 29 11.4
 Moderate 191 75.2
 Heavy 30 11.8
 Extremely heavy 4 1.6