Table 1

Demographics of the sample of exercising women (N=6812) by country

Countryn (% of total sample)Weekly exercise volume (min)BMI
(kg/m2)
Age (years)Number of menstrual cycle symptomsMSiNumber of ‘often’ symptoms out of 18Experience of at least one symptom ‘often’
Brazil892 (13.1)634.1 (511.1)23.9 (3.7)37.5 (8.1)12.4 (3.9)25.8 (10.2)3.8 (2.9)785 (88.0)
France1355 (19.9)414.3 (318.4)21.9 (2.9)37.7 (9.1)9.6 (4.3)19.0 (10.3)2.6 (2.5)1050 (77.5)
Germany839 (12.3)500.5 (362.1)22.7 (3.1)38.6 (9.0)9.6 (4.2)17.9 (10.1)2.3 (2.5)574 (68.4)
Spain834 (12.2)633.4 (476.6)21.9 (2.9)39.8 (8.8)10.9 (4.0)22.1 (9.9)3.2 (2.7)697 (83.6)
UK & Ireland1350 (19.8)529.9 (375.1)23.9 (4.1)38.8 (8.5)12.5 (4.2)26.0 (11.1)3.8 (3.2)1144 (84.7)
USA1542 (22.6)565.7 (363.3)23.6 (4.2)37.6 (8.5)12.4 (4.2)25.3 (10.9)3.6 (3.1)1277 (82.8)
Total6812 (100)537.7 (402.1)23.0 (3.7)38.3 (8.7)11.3 (4.4)22.9 (11.0)3.6 (3.3)5527 (81.1)
  • Categorical variables are summarised as count (percentage) and continuous variables as mean (SD).

  • BMI, body mass index; MSi, Menstrual Symptom index.