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Table 3 Diagnostic questions in all participants (8 questions of BINIK scale for the diagnosis of GPPPD)

From: Coping with dyspareunia, the importance of inter and intrapersonal context on women’s sexual distress: a population-based study

  Dyspareunia
Confirmed
(N = 62)
NO (%)
Healthy
women*
(N = 528)
NO (%)
Total sample
(N = 590)
NO (%)
Number of intercourse in the last six months    
Less than 10 times 0 (0.0) 95 (18) 95 (16.1)
More than 10 times 62 (100) 433 (82) 495 (83.9)
Number of full penetration in the last six months    
Less than 50 % of attempt 2 (3.2) 25 (4.7) 27 (4.6)
More than 50 % of attempt 60 (96.8) 503 (95.3) 563 (95.4)
Feel of pain during intercourse    
No pain 2 (3.2) 207 (39.2) 209 (35.4)
A little pain 13 (21.0) 173 (32.8) 186 (31.5)
Some pain 14 (22.6) 129 (24.4) 143 (24.2)
Moderate pain 22 (35.5) 17 (3.2) 39 (6.6)
Quite a bit of pain 11 (17.7) 2 (0.4) 13 (2.2)
Anxious about or fear of pain during intercourse    
Not at all 6 (9.7) 329 (63.3) 335 (56.8)
A little 11 (17.7) 135(25.6) 146 (24.7)
Somewhat 22 (35.5) 57 (10.8) 79 (13.4)
Moderately 16 (25.8) 5 (0.9) 21 (3.6)
Quite a bit or always 7 (11.3) 2 (0.4) 9 (1.5)
Anxious about other things during intercourse    
Not at all 10 (16.1) 331 (62.7) 341 (57.8)
A little 18 (29) 123 (23.3) 141 (23.9)
Somewhat 13 (21) 64 (12.1) 77 (13.1)
Moderately 15 (24.2) 6 (1.1) 21 (3.6)
Quite a bit or always 6 (9.7) 4 (0.8) 10 (1.7)
General tense during intercourse    
Not at all 10 (16.1) 303 (57.4) 313 (53.1)
A little 16 (25.8) 141 (26.7) 157 (26.6)
Somewhat 20 (32.3) 69 (13.1) 89 (15.1)
Moderately 11 (17.7) 8 (1.5) 19 (3.2)
Quite a bit or always 5 (8.1) 7 (1.3) 12 (2.0)
Vaginal muscles tighten up during intercourse    
Not at all 8 (12.9) 259 (49.1) 267 (45.3)
A little 13 (21.0) 171 (32.4) 184 (31.2)
Somewhat 20 (32.3) 78 (14.8) 98 (16.6)
Moderately 15 (24.2) 16 (3.0) 31 (5.3)
Quite a bit or always 6 (9.7) 4 (0.8) 10 (1.7)
Interfere muscle tension with ability to intercourse    
Not at all 9 (14.5) 291 (55.1) 300 (50.8)
A little 15 (24.2) 148 (28.0) 163 (27.6)
Somewhat 16 (25.8) 76 (14.4) 92 (15.6)
Moderately 17 (27.4) 10 (1.9) 27 (4.6)
Quite a bit or always 5 (8.1) 3 (0.6) 8 (1.4)
  1. *Without pain or self-report pain that their pain did not confirm based on both Binik criteria and sexual distress