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Table 3 List of symptoms & its grade on premenstrual dysphoric disorder among female health science students in Wollo University January 2017 Dessie, Ethiopia (n = 254)

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

Types of symptoms Behavior or characteristics Yes n(%) No n(%) Degree of symptom
Mild n(%) Moderate n(%) Severe n(%)
Physical symptom Abdominal bloating 155(61) 99(39) 77(30.3) 62(24.4) 16(6.3)
Breast tenderness 130(51.2) 124(48.8) 54(21.3) 63(24.8) 13(5.1)
Generalized body pain 157(61.8) 97(38.2) 74(29.1) 61(24) 22(8.7)
Headache 81(31.9) 173(68.1) 32(12.6) 36(14.2) 13(5.1)
Back pain 142(55.9) 112(44.1) 43(16.9) 62(24.4) 37(14.6)
Weight gain 45(17.7) 209(82.3) 32(12.6) 13(5.1) 45(17.7)
Vomiting 24(9.4) 230(90.6) 12(4.7) 9(3.5) 3(1.2)
Emotional or psycho-behavioral symptoms Eating more than usual 31(12.2) 223(87.8) 11(4.3) 16(6.3) 4(1.6)
Anger 120(47.2) 134(52.8) 65(25.6) 29(11.4) 26(10.2)
Craving for sweat foods, alcohol and appetite change 63(24.8) 191(75.2) 39(15.4) 18(7.1) 6(2.4)
Forgetfulness 52(20.5) 202(79.5) 34(13.4) 12(4.7) 6(2.4)
Loss of interest in doing things 143(56.3) 111(43.7) 55(21.7) 56(22) 32(12.6)
Depressed mood 172(67.7) 82(32.3) 54(21.3) 76(29.9) 42(16.5)
Sleep disturbances 123(48.4) 131(51.6) 47(18.5) 44(17.3) 32(12.6)
Difficulty concentrating 105(41.3) 149(58.7) 43(16.9) 45(17.7) 17(6.7)