Table 4

Comparison of FSFI scores according to demographic characteristics
Item Controls Post-diagnosis Post-chemotherapy
Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Age (years)
  ≤ 55 23.7 (15.9 – 29.1)** 15.0 (11.7 – 19.8) 8 (2 – 11.8)**
  > 55 20.2 (9.5 – 29.6)* 8.0 (4.2 – 12.9) 2 (2 – 8)**
  p 0.383 0.026 0.063
Educational attainment
  Primary education 23.0 (15.4 – 28.4)*** 8.8 (3.1 – 14.6) 7.2 (2.0 – 9.7)***
  Secondary education 26.3 (6.8 – 32.8) 21.3 (20.7 – 25.0) 2 (2 – 15.9)
  Higher education 21.6 (14.7 – 28.4) 15.0 (7.2 – 17.6) 7.2 (2 – 12.4)
p 0.805 0.016 0.889
Partner education
  Primary education 21.0 (14.3 – 28.0)** 12.8 (2.0 – 17.1) 2 (2 – 8)**
  Secondary education 28.3 (17.2 – 32.1) 16.3 (13.2 – 21.3) 8.9 (5.9 – 13.3)*
  Higher education 21.6 (14.7 – 28.4) 10.7 (7.2 – 14.1) 5.8 (2.0 – 9.6)
  p 0.389 0.129 0.225
Partner age (years)
  ≤ 55 27.0 (20.3 – 30.1)** 15 (11.7 – 19.8) 8 (2 – 11.8)**
  > 55 18.7 (8.5 – 23.4)** 6 (2 – 12.8) 2 (2 – 8)*
  p 0.064 0.001 0.088
No. of partners
  One partner 23.7 (15.7 – 30.0)** 12.8 (5.7 – 17.4) 7.2 (2 – 8.8)**
  More than one partner 21.0 (14.7 – 27.0) 14.6 (4.8 – 17.6) 7.2 (2 – 11.2)**
  p 0.349 0.608 0.820

*p ≤ 0.05, **p ≤ 0.01, ***p ≤0.001; vs. post-diagnosis group.

Mann–Whitney U.

Kruskal-Wallis test.

Cavalheiro et al.

Cavalheiro et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:28   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-28

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