Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome among Bodo tribal women population of Assam, Northeast India

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine and heterogeneous
disorder among women in their reproductive years worldwide. The fact that the determinants
of PCOS have been associated with the nature of the environment, lifestyle factors, and
physical activity suggests that variations could exist in the prevalence in different ethnic
and geographical settings due to dietary practices, lifestyle factors, and physical activity. The
objectives of the present study are to determine the prevalence of PCOS and related symptoms
among the Bodo tribal community in Assam, Northeast India. The relevant data were collected
through self-administered structured schedules and interviews. The prevalence of PCOS was
observed to be 8.0% among Bodo women population in urban areas. The irregularity of the
menstrual cycle was one of the most prevalent symptoms of PCOS, in association with several
dermatological manifestations like hirsutism, acne, and baldness. However, physical activity
and lifestyle were observed to play a significant role. The present study determined that
PCOS, lifestyle adaptation, and urban habitat were found to have associations among the
Bodo women community