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Variability of bothersome menopausal symptoms over time – a longitudinal analysis using the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy trial (EPHT)

  • Elina Hemminki1Email author,
  • Elena Regushevskaya1,
  • Riitta Luoto2 and
  • Piret Veerus3
BMC Women's Health201212:44

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6874-12-44

Received: 15 February 2012

Accepted: 17 December 2012

Published: 21 December 2012

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15 Feb 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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13 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ilze Viberga
7 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Keith Hansen
11 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Elena Regushevskaya
Resubmission - Version 3
11 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
17 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
21 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6874-12-44

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research and National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development