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Table 2 Intima media thickness (mm) and reproductive parameters in 800 postmenopausal women from the KORA F4 study

From: Reproductive factors, intima media thickness and carotid plaques in a cross-sectional study of postmenopausal women enrolled in the population-based KORA F4 study

  Age-adjusted    Multivariable-adjusted   
  Mean 95% CI p-value Mean 95% CI p-value
Menarche    0.701    0.873
<12 years 0.906 0.879-0.933   0.902 0.875-0.929  
12-15 years 0.895 0.886-0.903   0.894 0.886-0.903  
>15 years 0.892 0.872-0.914   0.896 0.875-0.917  
Parity    0.114    0.407
0 0.876 0.854-0.898   0.883 0.860-0.905  
1-2 0.895 0.884-0.906   0.895 0.884-0.906  
>2 0.902 0.890-0.914   0.900 0.888-0.912  
Age at menopause 1    0.766    0.590
≥ 50 years 0.903 0.890-0.915   0.904 0.891-0.916  
< 50 years 0.900 0.887-0.913   0.899 0.886-0.912  
Time since menopause 1    0.136    0.079
> 15 years 0.891 0.875-0.907   0.889 0.873-0.905  
≤ 15 years 0.911 0.895-0.928   0.913 0.897-0.929  
Duration of fertility 1    0.645    0.683
> 35.0 0.903 0.891-0.913   0.903 0.891-0.915  
≤ 35.0 0.899 0.886-0.909   0.899 0.886-0.912  
Current use of HRT    0.817    0.711
Yes 0.893 0.873-0.913   0.899 0.879-0.919  
No 0.896 0.887-0.904   0.895 0.887-0.903  
Ever use of HRT    0.033    0.075
Yes 0.888 0.878-0.898   0.890 0.880-0.900  
No 0.905 0.893-0.917   0.902 0.891-0.914  
Ever use of OC    0.767    0.394
Yes 0.896 0.886-0.906   0.898 0.888-0.908  
No 0.894 0.880-0.907   0.891 0.878-0.904  
Hysterectomy    0.370    0.277
Yes 0.890 0.877-0.903   0.888 0.875-0.901  
No 0.898 0.888-0.907   0.899 0.890-0.908  
Bilateral oophorectomy    0.775    0.614
Yes 0.891 0.862-0.920   0.888 0.859-0.917  
No 0.896 0.888-0.903   0.896 0.888-0.904  
Hot flashes    0.684    0.452
Yes 0.893 0.881-0.905   0.892 0.880-0.904  
No 0.897 0.886-0.907   0.898 0.888-0.908  
Depressive mood    0.753    0.989
Yes 0.897 0.884-0.909   0.895 0.883-0.906  
No 0.894 0.885-0.904   0.895 0.886-0.905  
  1. Abbreviations: HRT: Hormone replacement therapy, OC: oral contraceptives.
  2. Generalized linear models.
  3. Estimated means of IMT are presented.
  4. Multivariable-adjusted: Age, BMI, education, family status, physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, total cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting blood glucose.
  5. 1n = 602, due to missing values of age at menopause.