August 23, 2019

Background and Objectives

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a multifactorial disorder that affects approximately 10% of women of reproductive age.

  • PCOS is associated with hormonal disturbance and psychological consequences. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown.
  • Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels.1
  • There is considerable inter-individual variation in presentation thus making the condition difficult to diagnose.
  • The objective of this review was to describe demographic characteristics, medications, and labs in electronic medical records of women with PCOS in the United States within two years of diagnosis.


TriNetX “Analytics” (TriNetX, Cambridge, MA) was used, a global federated research network, which contains electronic medical record data of up to 47 million patients in 39 large healthcare organizations, predominately in the USA.

  • Women with PCOS were identified by ICD-10 code (E28.2)
  • Associated variables within two years of a PCOS diagnosis are presented using descriptive statistics.
  • Analytics for this abstract were performed on 7 Feb 2019.