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Cent Eur J Public Health. 2013 Sep;21(3):160-4.

Age- and gender-specific prevalence of self-reported symptoms in adults.

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1
Department of Family Medicine, Medical School, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia. zalika.klemenc-ketis@uni-mb.si
2
Department of Family Medicine, Medical School, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the study was to determine the age- and gender-specific prevalence of predefined symptoms in adults.

METHODS:

Cross-sectional study using a method of computer assisted telephone interview.

RESULTS:

At least one of the symptoms was experienced by 71.4% of men and 84.6% of women in the past month. Most common symptoms in men were back pain, joint pain, irritability, nervousness, and muscle pain; in women back pain, joint pain, fatigue, headache, and nervousness. The trend of symptoms' prevalence through the age groups was increasing, stable or biphasic.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results from this study are important for recognizing and understanding of symptoms' self-perception in both genders.

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24344543
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