Prevalence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Among the Privately Insured—United States, 2003–2008
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 07/30/2012
Okoroh EM et al. – This is the first study to use all available criteria to estimate the prevalence of PCOS. Providers should evaluate women presenting for menstrual dysfunction for the presence of PCOS.Methods
- Thomson Reuters MarketScan Commercial databases for 2003–2008 were used to calculate prevalence of PCOS and assess differences in demographic characteristics and comorbid conditions among women 18–45 years of age with and without PCOS.
- Prevalence of PCOS was 1,585.1 per 100,000; women with phenotype A, or classic PCOS were most prevalent at 1,031.5 per 100,000. Women with PCOS were more likely than those without PCOS to be 25–34 years of age, be from the South, be infertile, have metabolic syndrome, have been seen by an endocrinologist, and have taken OCs.