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Table 1 The respondents' demographic characteristics, and self-rated health

From: Menopause status and attitudes in a Turkish midlife female population: an epidemiological study

  40-44
n(%)
441(28.4)
45-49
n(%)
393(25.3)
50-54
n(%)
395(25.5)
55-59
n(%)
209(13.5)
60-64
n(%)
51(3.3)
65-69
n(%)
62(4.0)
All
n(%)
1551(100)
Body Mass Index x2= 107.8; DF = 10; p = 0.000
≤ 24.99 116(26.3) 136(34.6) 86(21.8) 29(13.9) 12(23.5) 12(21.0) 392(25.3)
≥ 25.00 - ≥ 29.99 239(54.2) 157(39.9) 181(45.8) 73(34.9) 16(31.4) 19(30.0) 683(44.2)
≥ 30 86(19.5) 100(25.4) 128(32.4) 107(51.2) 23(45.1) 30(48.4) 474(30.5)
Marriage status x2=26.3; DF = 5; p = 0.000
Single (widow/separated) 377(85.5) 335(85.2) 355(89.9) 194(92.8) 368(70.6) 49(79.0) 1346(86.8)
Married 64(14.5) 58(14.8) 40(10.1) 15(7.2) 15(29.4) 13(21.0) 205(13.2)
Education level x2= 130.1; DF = 15; p = 0.000
Illiterate 14(3.2) 5(1.3) 12(3.0) 13(6.2) 6(11.8) 14(22.6) 64(4.1)
Primary education (primary and secondary school) 268(60.8) 203(51.7) 246(62.3) 145(69.4) 32(62.7) 43(69.4) 937(60.4)
High school 85(19.3) 84(21.4) 45(11.4) 26(12.4) 4(7.8) 0(0.0) 244(15.7)
University or institute 74(16.8) 101(25.7) 92(23.3) 25(12.0) 9(17.6) 5(8.1) 306(19.7)
Employment status x2= 17.5; DF = 5; p = 0.004
Housewife 319(72.3) 267(67.9) 258(65.3) 153(73.2) 40(78.4) 54(87.1) 1091(70.3)
Employed outside home 122(27.7) 126(32.1) 137(34.7) 56(26.8) 11(21.6) 8(12.9) 460(29.7)
Smoking x2= 120.9; DF = 5; p = 0.000
Smoker 210(47.6) 166(42.2) 123(31.1) 24(11.5) 3(5.9) 11(17.7) 537(34.6)
Non-smoker 231(52.4) 227(57.8) 272(68.9) 185(88.5) 48(94.1) 51(82.3) 1014(65.4)
Alcohol consumption x2= 14.3; DF = 5; p = 0.014
Yes 24(5.4) 6(1.5) 9(2.3) 7(3.3) 2(3.9) 0(0.0) 48(3.1)
No 417(94.6) 387(98.5) 386(97.7) 202(96.7) 49(96.1) 62(100.0) 1503
Participation in sport/exercise x2= 48.5; DF = 10; p = 0.000
Regular 28(6.3) 10(2.5) 10(2.5) 3(1.4) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 51(3.3)
Irregular 299(67.8) 288(73.3) 321(81.3) 174(83.3) 36(70.6) 40(64.5) 1158(74.7)
No (including former) 114(25.9) 95(24.2) 64(16.2) 32(15.3) 15(29.4) 22(35.5) 342(22.1)
Parity x2= 18.4; DF = 5; p = 0.002
Nulliparous 22(5.0) 17(4.3) 9(2.3) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 48(3.1)
Parous 419(95.0) 376(95.7) 386(97.7) 209(100.0) 51(100.0) 62(100.0) 1503(96.9)
Family income x2= 49.4; DF = 10; p = 0.000
Low 125(28.3) 105(26.7) 115(29.1) 42(20.1) 20(39.2) 26(41.9) 433(27.9)
Average 233(52.8) 216(55.0) 164(41.5) 127(60.8) 26(51.0) 32(51.6) 798(51.5)
High 83(18.8) 72(18.3) 116(29.4) 40(19.1) 5(9.8) 4(6.5) 320(20.6)
Self-rated health x2= 340.1; DF = 10; p = 0.000
Very good or good 292(66.2) 185(47.1) 127(32.2) 52(24.9) 18(35.3) 24(38.7) 698(45.0)
Average 145(32.9) 200(50.9) 230(58.2) 83(39.7) 29(56.9) 33(53.2) 720(46.4)
Poor or very poor 4(0.9) 8(2.0) 38(9.6) 74(35.4) 4(7.8) 5(8.1) 133(8.6)
Any chronic disease x2= 40.5; DF = 5; p = 0.000
Yes 330(74.8) 324(82.4) 344(87.1) 190(90.9) 44(86.3) 58(93.5) 1290(83.2)
No 111(25.2) 69(17.6) 51(12.9) 19(9.1) 7(13.7) 4(6.5) 261(16.8)