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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of predictors of referral to a gynaecologist for evaluation of severe menopausal symptoms

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

Variable Univariate
OR (95% CI)
p-value Adjusted
OR (95% CI)
p-value
Age 0.89 (0.86, 0.93) < 0.001 1.01 (0.94, 1.07) 0.859
General health
Good 1   1  
Poor 10.16 (5.93, 17.43) < 0.001 5.29 (2.59, 10.78) < 0.001
Chronic disease
No 1   1  
Yes 1.86 (1.07, 3.23) 0.028 1.54 (0.78, 3.04) 0.21
Regular menstrual cycles
Yes 1   1  
No 6.63 (2.83, 15.48) < 0.001 0.53 (0.19, 1.46) 0.217
Dysmenorrhea
No 1   1  
Yes 2.04 (1.05, 3.96) 0.035 0.97 (0.44, 2.15) 0.939
Abortions
None 1   1  
One or more 1.25 (0.74, 2.10) 0.402 0.90 (0.49, 1.64) 0.736
Menopausal symptoms
Somatic symptoms 0.64 (0.57, 0.71) < 0.001 0.72 (0.63, 0.82) < 0.001
Psychological symptoms 0.67 (0.60, 0.76) < 0.001 0.86 (0.74, 0.99) 0.046
Urogenital symptoms 0.81 (0.73, 0.89) < 0.001 1.29 (1.11, 1.53) 0.001