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Table 1 Systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure, pulse pressure (PP) and PP change by recalled age at menopause among non-hysterectomized women postmenopausal at baseline. N = 1688.

From: Pulse pressure and age at menopause

    Baseline 6-year follow-up    
Recalled age at
menopause
N Mean age at
baseline
SBP DBP PP SBP DBP PP PP change Adj1 PP change 95% CI
25–35 40 57.6 122.9 72.3 50.6 129.5 68.4 61.1 10.5 10.1 6.1–14.2
36–40 155 56.8 122.2 71.1 51.1 128.9 69.5 59.4 8.3 8.7 6.6–10.7
41–44 167 56.5 118.9 70.3 48.6 124.5 68.5 56.0 7.4 7.3 5.3–9.3
45–48 501 57.0 123.1 71.9 51.2 127.3 69.7 57.5 6.3 6.6 5.5–7.8
49–51 469 58.1 123.4 71.7 51.7 128.1 70.0 58.1 6.4 6.2 5.0–7.3
52+ 356 59.8 125.4 71.3 54.0 129.9 68.7 61.2 7.2 6.8* 5.4–8.2
  1. 1 Adjusted for baseline age, baseline PP, race, hypertensive medication use and measurement error. * Adjusted test for linear overall trend p = 0.20, for women menopausal at age <45 (PP change 8.4, 95% CI 7.0–9.8) vs. age = 45 (PP change 6.5, 95% CI 5.8–7.2), p = 0.014.