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Table 6 The relationships between menopausal symptoms and menopause status

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

Symptoms Premenopause
n(%)
272(17.5)
Perimenopause
n(%)
275(17.7)
Postmenopause-natural
n(%)
823(53.1)
Postmenopause-surgical
n(%)
182(11.7)
Statistical analysis x2; DF; p
Hot flushes 259(95.6) 260(94.5) 797(96.8) 181(99.5) 8.8; 3; 0.032
Night sweats 248(91.5) 237(86.2) 709(86.1) 179(98.4) 25.7; 3; 0.000
Excessive sweats 220(81.2) 212(77.1) 608(73.9) 176(96.7) 47.5;3;0.000
Sleep disturbances 239(88.2) 241(87.6) 649(78.9) 179(98.4) 51.2;3;0.000
Pins and needles in arms and legs 239(88.2) 230(83.6) 642(78.0) 175(96.2) 41.9;3;0.000
Hearth beating 196(72.3) 199(72.4) 565(68.7) 159(87.4) 25.9;3;0.000
Loss of appetite 129(47.6) 143(52.0) 327(39.7) 110/60.4) 32.5;3;0.000
Dizzy spells 186(68.6) 209(76.0) 607(73.8) 160(87.9) 22.8;3;0.000
Vaginal dryness 161(59.4) 151(54.9) 409(49.7) 118(64.8) 18.1;3;0.000
Burning while urinating 175(64.6) 166(60.4) 638(77.5) 155(85.2) 54.4;3;0.000
Urinating more frequently 180(66.4) 179(65.1) 615(74.7) 163(89.6) 41.5;3;0.000
Urinary tract infection 169(62.4) 166(60.4) 601(73.0) 154(84.6) 41.9;3;0.000
Avoiding intimacy 119(43.9) 132(48.9) 340(41.3) 97(53.3) 10.5;3;0.015
Increase in sexual desire 81(29.9) 89(32.4) 202(24.5) 79(43.4) 27.9;3;0.000
Decrease in sexual desire 105(38.7) 118(42.9) 295(35.8) 97(53.3) 20.5;3;0.000
Itching in genital region 118(43.5) 109(39.6) 304(36.9) 111(61.0) 36.4;3;0.000
Poor memory or forgetfulness 167(61.6) 192(69.8) 614(74.6) 157(86.3) 36.4;3;0.000
Anxious or nervous 183(67.5) 209(76.0) 661(80.3) 169(92.9) 44.5;3;0.000
More impatient 202(74.5) 224(81.5) 690(83.8) 166(91.2) 22.8;3;0.000
Wanting to be alone 206(76.0) 207(75.3) 708(86.0) 171(94.0) 42.3;3;0.000
Headache 237(87.5) 245(89.1) 770(93.6) 171(94.0) 13.9;3;0.003
Low backache or muscle pain 238(87.8) 253(92.0) 803(97.6) 180(98.9) 52.2;3;0.000
Dry skin 225(83.0) 228(82.9) 737(89.6) 168(92.3) 17.3;3;0.001
Patches of darker or lighter skin 194(71.6) 218(79.3) 708(86.0) 169(92.9) 45.8;3;0.000
Increase in flatulence 222(81.9) 227(82.5) 731(88.8) 169(92.9) 18.3;3;0.000
Dyspepsia 225(83.0) 237(86.2) 738(89.7) 169(92.9) 13.6;3;0.003
Feeling tired 241(88.9) 238(86.5) 763(92.7) 170(93.4) 12.4;3;0.006
Lack of energy 233(86.0) 239(86.9) 703(85.4) 162(89.0) 1.76;3;0.624
Weight gain 206(76.0) 202(73.5) 623(75.7) 155(85.2) 9.4,4;0.025
Constipation/Diarrhoea 169(62.4) 174(63.3) 515(62.6) 125(63.4) 2.6;3;0.465
Inclination to fracture in any bone 123(45.4) 132(48.0) 331(40.2) 105(57.7) 20.4;3;0.000
Persistent cough 156(57.6) 134(48.7) 254(30.9) 88(48.4) 76.7;3;0.000
Sore throat 166(61.3) 132(48.0) 239(29.0) 82(45.1) 101.5;3;0.000
Shortness of breath 132(48.7) 119(43.3) 217(26.4) 78(42.9) 62.4;3;0.000