Prevalence and incidence of diagnosed endometriosis and risk of endometriosis in patients with endometriosis-related symptoms: findings from a statutory health insurance-based cohort in Germany.

@article{Abbas2012PrevalenceAI,
  title={Prevalence and incidence of diagnosed endometriosis and risk of endometriosis in patients with endometriosis-related symptoms: findings from a statutory health insurance-based cohort in Germany.},
  author={Sascha Abbas and Peter Ihle and I. K{\"o}ster and Ingrid Schubert},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={79-83}
}
OBJECTIVE The objectives were: (a) to determine the administrative prevalence and incidence of endometriosis and (b) to assess the risk of endometriosis associated with endometriosis-related symptoms. STUDY DESIGN The study is based on inpatient and outpatient data from a statutory health insurance fund in Germany. For prevalence and incidence definition 62,323 women aged 15-54 continuously insured in 2007 were identified. The prevalence and incidence of endometriosis in 2007 were calculated… CONTINUE READING

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