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Table 3 Distribution of menopausal symptoms according to menopausal status

From: Frequency of symptoms, determinants of severe symptoms, validity of and cut-off score for Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) as a screening tool: A cross-sectional survey among midlife Nepalese women

Menopausal symptoms All (%) N = 729 Premenopause
N = 267
Perimenopause
N = 215
Post menopause
N = 247
Somatic
Sleeping problems 574 (78.7) 160 (59.9) 185 (86.1) 229 (92.7)
Hot flushes, sweating 508 (69.7) 61 (22.8) 204 (94.9) 243 (98.4)
Joint and muscular discomfort 500 (68.6) 130 (48.7) 167 (77.7) 203 (82.2)
Heart discomfort 360 (49.4) 81 (30.3) 111 (51.6) 168 (68.0)
Psychological
Physical & mental exhaustion 536 (73.5) 153 (57.3) 171 (79.5) 212 (85.8)
Depressive mood 402 (55.2) 112 (41.9) 138 (64.2) 152 (61.5)
Irritability 339 (46.5) 60 (22.5) 134 (62.3) 145 (58.7)
Anxiety 334 (45.8) 90 (33.7) 104 (48.4) 140 (56.7)
Urogenital
Dryness of vagina 449 (61.6) 61 (22.8) 173 (80.5) 215 (87.1)
Bladder problems 385 (52.8) 92 (34.5) 128 (59.5) 165 (66.8)
Sexual problems 343 (47.1) 111 (41.6) 166 (77.2) 199 (80.6)
  1. * All comparisons were statistically significant (p < 0.01) by chi square test