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Table 1 Characteristics between women with low and high FSF from the S-PRESTO study, 2015–2018

From: Fecundability in reproductive aged women at risk of sexual dysfunction and associated risk factors: a prospective preconception cohort study

  Total (n = 513) Low FSFa (n = 302) High FSF (n = 211)
Age, n (%)
  < 35 years 404 (78.8) 236 (78.1) 168 (79.6)
  ≥ 35 years 109 (21.2) 66 (21.9) 43 (20.4)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Chinese 369 (71.9) 242 (80.1) 127 (60.2)
 Malay 83 (16.2) 37 (12.3) 46 (21.8)
 Indian 48 (9.4) 18 (6.0) 30 (14.2)
 Mix 13 (2.5) 5 (1.7) 8 (3.8)
Highest education, n (%)
 Primary/ secondary 25 (4.9) 13 (4.3) 12 (5.7)
 Post-secondary 189 (36.8) 105 (34.8) 84 (39.8)
 Tertiary and above 299 (58.3) 184 (60.9) 115 (54.5)
Parity, n (%)
 0 339 (66.1) 192 (63.6) 147 (69.7)
 1 127 (24.8) 80 (26.5) 47 (22.3)
  ≥ 2 47 (9.2) 30 (9.9) 17 (8.1)
Prior use of hormonal contraceptives in the last 3 months, n (%)
 No 505 (98.4) 300 (99.3) 205 (97.2)
 Yes 8 (1.6) 2 (0.7) 6 (2.8)
Body mass index, n (%)
  < 18.5 kg/m2 48 (9.4) 35 (11.6) 13 (6.2)
 18.5–22.9 kg/m2 236 (46.0) 152 (50.3) 84 (39.8)
 23–27.4 kg/m2 124 (24.2) 67 (22.2) 57 (27.0)
  ≥ 27.5 kg/m2 105 (20.5) 48 (15.9) 57 (27.0)
Physical activity, n (%)
 Inactive 107 (20.9) 69 (22.8) 38 (18.0)
 Minimally active 251 (48.9) 154 (51.0) 97 (46.0)
 Active 155 (30.2) 79 (26.2) 76 (36.0)
Probable depression, n (%)
 No 449 (87.5) 250 (82.8) 199 (94.3)
 Yes 64 (12.5) 52 (17.2) 12 (5.7)
Probable anxiety, n (%)
 No 406 (79.1) 224 (74.2) 182 (86.3)
 Yes 107 (20.9) 78 (25.8) 29 (13.7)
Attempted time to conceive at study entry, cycles 4.5 (0.9–11.8) 4.3 (0.9–11.6) 5.0 (1.0–15.5)
  ≤ 6 cycles 325 (63.4) 201 (66.6) 124 (58.8)
  ≥ 7 cycles 188 (36.6) 101 (33.4) 87 (41.2)
  1. Values are presented in n (%) for categorical variables and medians (25th – 75th percentiles) for continuous variables. FSF female sexual function; S-PRESTO Singapore PREconception Study of long-Term maternal and child Outcomes.
  2. aCalculated as scores ≤22, the median from the total scores of 6-item Female Sexual Function Index