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Table 2 Prevalence of women with psychological disturbances and low quality of life, by study group, according the score of tests conducted

From: Quality of life among post-menopausal women due to oxidative stress boosted by dysthymia and anxiety

Test Premenopausal women (n = 101) Postmenopausal women (n = 101) p value
Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (Low < 50) 12 (12%, 6–18%) 32 (32%, 23–41%) 0.001
Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (Anxiety ≥ 45) 24 (24%, 16–32%) 32 (32%, 23–41%) 0.209
Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (Depression ≥ 40) 21 (21%, 13–29%) 27 (27%, 18–35%) 0.341
World Health Organization Quality of Life, brief (WHOQoL-brief)
 Total score (Low < 96) 59 (60%, 49–68%) 75 (74%, 66–83%) 0.039
 Physical subscale (Low < 26) 41 (41%, 31–50%) 64 (63%, 54–73%) 0.005
 Psychological subscale (Low < 23) 56 (56%, 47–66%) 62 (61%, 52–71%) 0.686
 Social subscale (Low < 12) 43 (43%, 33–52%) 67 (66%, 57–76%) 0.005
 Environmental subscale (Low < 30) 73 (74%, 65–82%) 83 (82%, 75–89%) 0.150
  1. Data show frequency, percentage and 95% confidence interval. The p value was determined with chi square test