Prevalence of Uterine Fibroids in Women in Eastern Siberia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Alina V. Atalyan, Larisa V. Suturina, Iana G. Nadeliaeva, Liudmila M. Lazareva, Eldar M. Sharifulin, Irina N. Danusevich

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2021;11(4):515-518.
DOI: 10.21103/Article11(4)_OA18
Originally published December 10, 2021


The objective of this study was to determine uterine fibroids (UF) prevalence in the unselected (medically unbiased) female population in the Eastern Siberia region, Russia, and to evaluate the significant risk factors.
Methods and Results: The study included 2389 women aged from 18 to 80 yrs (mean age of 42.8±11.9 yrs). Subjects were evaluated consecutively by means of questionnaires, anthropometry, vital signs, gynecological examination, and pelvic ultrasound. We demonstrated 26.41% UF prevalence in the unselected female population from Eastern Siberia. We found that the single nodules predominate among all fibroids, with the types 3–5 and the size of either ≤1 cm or ≥4 cm as the most frequent variants. Our study confirmed that the prevalence of fibroids increases with age. The incidence of fibroids is significantly lower in women with the age at menarche of 15 years. We also have found that a BMI of more than 25 kg/m2, more than 4 pregnancies, and late menopause are risk factors for the development of fibroids.

uterine fibroid • epidemiology • risk factors
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Received October 2, 2021.
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