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Table 5 Menopausal symptoms that women aged 40 and over experienced

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

Menopausal symptoms (Alpha coefficient: 0.931) Severe
n(%)
Moderate
N(%)
Mild
n(%)
None
n(%)
Sum of complaints
n(%)
mean SD
Hot flushes 511(32.9) 669(43.1) 317(20.4) 54(3.5) 1497(96.5) 2.0554 .8188
Night sweats 446(28.8) 533(34.4) 394(25.4) 178(11.5) 1373(89.5) 1.8040 .9812
Excessive sweats 410(26.4) 510(32.9) 296(19.1) 335(21.6) 1216(78.4) 1.6415 1.0915
Sleep disturbances 370(23.9) 520(33.5) 418(27.0) 243(15.7) 1308(84.3) 1.6557 1.0084
Pins and needles in arms and legs 318(20.5) 491(31.7) 477(30.8) 265(17.1) 1286(82.9) 1.5558 .9997
Palpitations 241(15.5) 380(24.5) 498(32.1) 432(27.9) 1119(72.1) 1.2772 1.0339
Loss of appetite 54(3.5) 195(12.6) 460(29.7) 842(54.3) 709(45.7) .6525 .8292
Dizzy spells 94(6.1) 352(22.7) 716(46.2) 389(25.1) 1162(74.9) 1.0974 .8433
Vaginal dryness 70(4.5) 244(15.7) 525(33.8) 712(45.9) 839(54.1) .7885 .8676
Burning while urinating 136(8.8) 407(26.2) 591(38.1) 417(26.9) 1134(73.1) 1.1689 .9241
Urinating more frequently 168(10.8) 492(31.7) 477(30.8) 414(26.7) 1137(73.3) 1.2669 .9730
Urinary tract infection 149(9.6) 440(28.4) 501(32.3) 461(29.7) 1090(70.3) 1.1786 .9664
Avoiding intimacy 72(4.6) 208(13.4) 408(26.3) 863(55.6) 688(44.4) .6705 .8764
Increase in sexual desire 51(3.3) 105(6.8) 295(19.0) 1100(70.9) 451(29.1) .4242 .7598
Decrease in sexual desire 85(5.5) 130(8.4) 400(25.8) 936(60.3) 615(39.7) .5899 .8596
Itching in genital region 71(4.6) 163(10.5) 408(26.3) 909(58.6) 642(41.4) .6106 .8503
Poor memory or forgetfulness 192(12.4) 455(29.3) 483(31.1) 421(27.1) 1130(72.9) 1.2695 .9940
Anxious or nervous 212(13.7) 489(31.5) 521(33.6) 329(21.2) 1222(78.2) 1.3765 .9659
More impatient 292(18.8) 461(29.7) 529(34.1) 269(17.3) 1282(82.7) 1.5003 .9869
Wanting to be alone 298(19.2) 468(30.2) 526(33.9) 259(16.7) 1292(83.3) 1.5190 .9841
Headache 340(21.9) 542(34.9) 541(34.9) 128(8.3) 1423(91.7) 1.7054 .9010
Low backache or muscle pain 401(25.9) 714(46.0) 359(23.1) 77(5.0) 1474(95.0) 1.9278 .8269
Dry skin 178(11.5) 426(27.5) 754(48.6) 193(12.4) 1358(87.6) 1.3798 .8452
Patches of darker or lighter skin 126(8.1) 425(27.4) 738(47.6) 262(16.9) 1289(83.1) 1.2676 .8347
Increase in flatulence 150(9.7) 579(37.3) 620(40.0) 202(13.0) 1349(87.0) 1.4365 .8369
Dyspepsia 199(12.8) 598(38.6) 572(36.9) 182(11.7) 1369(88.3) 1.5248 .8609
Feeling tired 238(15.3) 598(38.6) 576(37.1) 139(9.0) 1312(91.0) 1.6028 .8521
Lack of energy 225(14.5) 557(35.9) 555(35.8) 214(13.8) 1337(86.2) 1.5113 .9036
Weight gain 198(12.8) 393(25.3) 595(38.4) 365(23.5) 1186(76.5) 1.2734 .9619
Constipation/Diarrhoea 119(7.7) 289(18.6) 575(37.1) 568(36.6) 983(63.4) .9736 .9270
Inclination to a fracture in any bone 61(3.9) 192(12.4) 438(28.2) 860(55.4) 691(44.6) .6480 .8439
Persistent cough 41(2.6) 175(11.3) 416(26.8) 919(59.3) 632(40.7) .5732 .7933
Sore throat 27(1.7) 176(11.3) 416(26.8) 932(60.1) 619(39.9) .5474 .7613
Shortness of breath 24(1.5) 160(10.3) 362(23.3) 1005(64.8) 546(35.2) .4861 .7412