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Table 3 Carotid plaques in the common carotid artery and reproductive parameters in 800 postmenopausal women, 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   
  OR 95% CI p-value OR 95% CI p-value
Menarche       
<12 years 2.23 1.13-4.43 0.018 2.11 1.05-4.26 0.037
12-15 years**       
>15 years 1.22 0.77-1.92 0.290 1.25 0.79-1.99 0.436
Parity       
0 1.37 0.83-2.26 0.195 1.41 0.83-2.38 0.186
1-2 1.01 0.73-1.41 0.397 1.02 0.73-1.42 0.383
>2**       
Age at menopause 1       
≥ 50 years 0.94 0.66-1.33 0.714 1.00 0.70-1.45 0.962
< 50 years**       
Time since menopause 1       
> 15 years 0.97 0.58-1.63 0.921 0.91 0.54-1.53 0.772
≤ 15 years**       
Duration of fertility 1       
> 35.0 years 0.84 0.59-1.20 0.339 0.87 0.61-1.25 0.449
≤ 35.0 years**       
Current use of HRT       
Yes 0.78 0.49-1.24 0.294 0.79 0.49-1.26 0.316
No**       
Ever use of HRT       
Yes 0.60 0.44-0.81 0.001 0.62 0.45-0.86 0.003
No**       
Ever use of OC       
Yes 1.25 0.89-1.78 0.203 1.34 0.93-1.90 0.125
No**       
Hysterectomy       
Yes 0.84 0.61-1.16 0.285 0.83 0.60-1.16 0.284
No**       
Bilateral oophorectomy       
Yes 0.68 0.37-1.26 0.221 0.65 0.35-1.22 0.178
No**       
Hot flashes       
Yes 0.93 0.67-1.30 0.664 0.90 0.64-1.26 0.535
No**       
Depressed mood       
Yes 1.16 0.84-1.60 0.367 1.15 0.83-1.59 0.396
No**       
  1. Logistic regression analyses.
  2. Abbreviations: HRT: Hormone replacement therapy, OC: oral contraceptives
  3. **reference group.
  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.