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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, health behavior and chronic disease history among middle aged Chinese women

From: Relationship between menopause and health-related quality of life in middle-aged Chinese women: a cross-sectional study

  Premenopausal Menopause 0 ~ 1 year Postmenopausal Pvalue
Age 46.502 ± 3.503 51.421 ± 3.572 55.15 ± 2.961 <0.001***
Education     0.074
  ≤high school 542 (82.7 %) 119 (89.5 %) 452 (81.1 %)  
  >high school 113 (17.3 %) 14 (10.5 %) 105 (18.9 %)  
Marriage     0.644
  Yes 623 (95.1 %) 126 (94.7 %) 523 (93.9 %)  
  No 32 (4.9 %) 7 (5.3 %) 34 (6.1 %)  
Smoking Status     0.510
  Never 605 (92.2 %) 122 (91.7 %) 502 (90.1 %)  
  Current 46 (7.0 %) 11 (8.3 %) 52 (9.3 %)  
  Past 5 (0.8 %) 0 (0.0 %) 3 (0.6 %)  
Alcohol Drinking     0.553
  Never 624 (95.3 %) 129 (97.0 %) 537 (96.4 %)  
  Current 29 (4.4 %) 4 (3.0 %) 20 (3.6 %)  
Past 2 (0.3 %) 0 (0.0 %) 0 (0.0 %)  
Physical activities     0.058
  Rarely/never 349 (53.2 %) 89 (66.9 %) 298 (53.6 %)  
  1 ~ 4 times/week 83 (12.7 %) 13 (9.8 %) 74 (13.3 %)  
  ≥5 times/week 224 (34.1 %) 31 (23.3 %) 184 (33.1 %)  
Stroke     0.353
  No 649 (98.9 %) 130 (97.7 %) 546 (98.0 %)  
  Yes 7 (1.1 %) 3 (2.3 %) 11 (2.0 %)  
Hypertension     0.402
  No 458 (69.8 %) 98 (73.7 %) 378 (67.9 %)  
  Yes 198 (30.2 %) 35 (26.3 %) 179 (32.1 %)  
CHD     0.103
  No 624 (95.1 %) 123 (92.5 %) 538 (96.6 %)  
  Yes 32 (4.9 %) 10 (7.5 %) 19 (3.4 %)  
Diabetes     0.559
  No 593 (90.4 %) 123 (92.5 %) 512 (91.9 %)  
  Yes 63 (9.6 %) 10 (7.5 %) 45 (8.1 %)  
  1. ***p < 0.001.