Table 3

Further characteristics of the endometriosis group

Diagnostic delay (years), mean±1 SD8.1±6.5
Disease duration (years), mean±1 SD6.6±5.0
Diagnosis confirmed by surgery100%
Organ affected* (N=148)
 Only peritoneum, n (%)10(6.8%)
 Ovaries, n (%)98(66.2%)
 Bladder, n (%)36(24.3%)
 Vagina, n (%)28(18.9%)
 Bowels, n (%)54(36.5%)
Previous treatment† (N=146)
 Analgesic, n (%)17(11.6%)
 Hormonal, n (%)85(58.2%)
 Surgical, n (%)122(83.6%)
Present treatment† (N=138)
 No treatment, n (%)45(32.6%)
 Receiving treatment, n (%)93(67.4%)
  Analgesic, n (%)28(30.1%)
  Hormonal n (%)73(78.5%)
 Awaiting surgery, n (%)4(2.9%)
  • *Multiple choice question.

  • †Open question inviting free description.