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Table 2 Distribution of dysmenorrhea and emotional distress by job type

From: Emotional labor and dysmenorrhea in women working in sales and call centers

Variables All p-value* Sales workers Call center workers p-value
Total Dysmenorrhea Total Total
N = 975 (%) n = 518 (%) N = 430 (%) N = 545 (%)
Grade of menstrual pain 1 457 (46.9) 0 0.0   245 (57.0) 212 (38.9)  
  2 258 (26.5) 258 (49.8)   88 (20.5) 170 (31.2)  
  3 204 (20.9) 204 (39.4)   80 (18.6) 124 (22.7)  
  4 56 (5.7) 56 (10.8)   17 (3.9) 39 (7.2)  
Emotive effort High risk 142 (14.6) 96 (18.5) 0.0003 57 (13.3) 85 (15.6) 0.3486
  Median score (value at 75%, value at 25%) 9 (10,8) 9 (10,8)   9 (10,7) 9 (10,8)  
Emotive dissonance High risk 241 (24.7) 153 (29.5) 0.0003 79 (18.4) 162 (29.7) <.0001
  Median score (value at 75%, value at 25%) 12 (14,10) 12 (15,11)   12 (14,10) 13 (15,11)  
  1. *Between cases and non-cases.
  2. Between sales workers and call center workers.
  3. p- value by χ 2-test.
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