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Table 4 The incidence of climacteric complaints by age groups

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

Symptoms 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(100.0)
Statistical analysis
x2; DF; p
Hot flushes 428(97.1) 367(93.4) 383(97.0) 207(99.0) 51(100.0) 61(98.4) 1497(96.5) 18.5; 5; 0.002
Night sweats 406(92.1) 319(81.2) 354(89.6) 195(93.3) 43(84.3) 56(90.3) 1373(88.5) 32.6; 5; 0.000
Excessive sweats 361(81.9) 273(69.5) 331(83.8) 171(81.8) 31(60.8) 49(70.9) 1216(78.4) 39.2; 5; 0.000
Sleep disturbances 395(89.5) 299(76.1) 351(88.9) 179(13.7) 32(85.6) 52(83.9) 1308(84.3) 53.8; 5; 0.000
Pins and needles in arms and legs 383(86.8) 297(75.6) 344(87.1) 185(88.5) 32(62.7) 45(72.6) 1286(82.9) 48.6; 5; 0.000
Palpitations 320(72.6) 259(65.9) 304(77.0) 163(78.9) 32(62.7) 41(66.1) 1119(72.1) 19.1; 5; 0.002
Loss of appetite 224(50.8) 196(49.9) 174(44.1) 65(31.1) 21(41.2) 29(46.8) 709(45.7) 26.1; 5; 0.000
Dizzy spells 313(71.0) 309(78.6) 287(72.7) 169(80.9) 41(80.4) 43(69.4) 1162(74.9) 13.4; 5; 0.020
Vaginal dryness 254(57.6) 236(60.1) 210(53.2) 75(35.9) 27(52.9) 37(59.7) 839(54.1) 36.6; 5; 0.000
Burning while urinating 281(63.7) 292(74.3) 309(78.2) 169(80.9) 43(84.3) 40(64.5) 1134(73.1) 37.3; 5; 0.000
Urinating more frequently 290(65.8) 284(72.3) 315(79.7) 171(81.8) 35(68.6) 42(67.7) 1137(73.3) 30.7; 5; 0.000
Urinary tract infection 274(62.1) 273(69.5) 288(72.9) 171(81.8) 44(86.3) 40(64.5) 1090(70.3) 36.0; 5; 0.000
Avoiding intimacy 204(46.3) 192(48.9) 181(45.8) 58(27.89 23(45.1) 30(48.4) 688(44.4) 27.9; 5; 0.000
Increase in sexual desire 139(31.5) 139(35.4) 100(25.3) 38(18.2) 12(23.5) 23(37.1) 451(29.1) 26.3; 5; 0.000
Decrease in sexual desire 179(40.6) 192(48.9) 146(37.0) 52(24.9) 23(45.1) 24(38.7) 616(39.7) 34.9; 5; 0.000
Itching in genital region 189(42.9) 178(45.3) 150(38.0) 68(32.5) 28(54.9) 29(46.8) 642(41.4) 16.1; 5; 0.007
Poor memory or forgetfulness 272(61.7) 293(74.6) 323(81.8) 154(73.7) 40(78.4) 48(77.4) 1130(72.9) 45.8; 5; 0.000
Anxious or nervous 295(66.9) 323(82.2) 339(85.8) 174(83.3) 41(80.4) 50(80.6) 1222(78.8) 54.4; 5; 0.000
More impatient 331(75.1) 329(83.7) 341(86.3) 189(90.4) 45(88.2) 47(75.8) 1282(82.7) 33.7; 5; 0.000
Wanting to be alone 333(75.5) 313(79.6) 353(89.4) 192(91.9) 45(88.2) 56(90.3) 1292(83.3) 47.6; 5; 0.000
Headache 380(86.2) 360(91.6) 374(94.7) 202(96.7) 51(100.0) 56(90.3) 1423(91.7) 34.1; 5; 0.000
Low backache or muscle pain 392(88.9) 376(95.7) 389(98.5) 205(98.1) 51(100.0) 61(98.4) 1474(95.0) 53.9; 5; 0.000
Dry skin 369(83.7) 343(87.3) 368(93.2) 176(84.2) 49(96.1) 53(85.5) 1358(87.6) 23.3; 5; 0.000
Patches of darker or lighter skin 331(75.1) 323(82.2) 355(89.9) 178(85.2) 48(94.1) 54(87.1) 1289(83.1) 39.2; 5; 0.000
Increase in flatulence 362(82.1) 329(83.7) 367(92.9) 195(93.3) 46(90.2) 50(80.6) 1349(87.0) 35.3; 5; 0.000
Dyspepsia 371(84.1) 323(82.2) 375(94.9) 198(94.7) 45(88.2) 57(91.9) 1369(88.3) 47.5; 5; 0.000
Feeling tired 393(89.1) 332(84.5) 381(96.5) 202(96.7) 47(92.2) 57(91.9) 1412(91.0) 45.1; 5; 0.000
Lack of energy 384(87.1) 314(79.9) 357(90.3) 189(90.4) 44(86.3) 49(79.0) 1337(86.1) 25.1; 5; 0.000
Weight gain 334(75.7) 253(64.4) 328(83.0) 187(89.5) 39(76.5) 45(72.6) 1186(76.5) 61.7; 5; 0.000
Constipation/Diarrhoea 270(61.2) 219(55.7) 276(69.9) 148(70.8) 28(54.9) 42(67.7) 983(63.4) 25.1; 5; 0.000
Inclination to a fracture in any bone 199(45.1) 184(46.8) 163(41.3) 85(40.7) 28(54.9) 32(51.6) 691(44.6) 7.3; 5; 0.196
Persistent cough 242(54.9) 161(41.0) 126(31.9) 48(23.0) 21(41.2) 34(54.8) 632(40.7) 81.7; 5; 0.000
Sore throat 249(56.5) 153(38.9) 128(32.4) 44(21.1) 19(37.3) 26(41.9) 619(39.9) 91.1; 5; 0.000
Shortness of breath 211(47.8) 133(33.8) 117(29.6) 45(21.5) 19(37.3) 21(33.9) 546(35.2) 53.9; 5; 0.000