Premenstrual symptoms in black and white community samples.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
Premenstrual syndrome specialty clinics are reported to be almost exclusively attended by white women. This racial discrepancy has raised the question of whether there is a lower prevalence or severity of symptoms during the premenstruum among black women. The authors evaluated selected premenstrual symptoms in a representative community-based sample and found no difference in the prevalence or severity of premenstrual symptoms reported by black and white women, except for a higher prevalence of food cravings among blacks. Exploration of broader sociocultural factors may explain the observed racial difference in seeking help for premenstrual complaints.
- Stout, AL; Grady, TA; Steege, JF; Blazer, DG; George, LK; Melville, ML
- November 1986
Volume / Issue
- 143 / 11
Start / End Page
- 1436 - 1439
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States