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Table 4 Factors associated with menopausal symptoms as measured with Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) (n = 109)

From: Prevalence of somatic and urogenital symptoms as well as psychological health in women aged 45 to 55 attending primary health care: a cross-sectional study

  Menopausal symptoms
  Somatic symptoms >8 Urogenital symptoms >3 Depression symptoms >6 Total of symptoms >16
  OR (95% CI)   OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Unadjusted
 Agea 1.1 (0.87–1.4) 0.46 1.2 (1.0–1.4) 0.014 1.1 (0.96–1.3) 0.15 1.2 (1.01–1.4) 0.037
 Living with partner 1.0 (0.11–8.8) 1.0 1.8 (0.36–8.6) 0.48 1.3 (0.27–6.5) 0.74 4.3 × 108 (0.0-∞) 1.0
 Workingb 0.11 (0.026–0.47) 0.0028 0.55 (0.18–1.7) 0.29 0.21 (0.067–0.62) 0.0051 0.24 (0.077–0.74) 0.013
 Tertiary educationc 0.50 (0.99–2.5) 0.40 0.44 (0.16–1.2) 0.11 0.83 (0.31–2.2) 0.71 0.75 (0.26–2.1) 0.59
 Depressiond 3.4 × 108 (0.0-∞) 1.0 2.2 (0.91–5.5) 0.079 10 (2.8–37) 0.00044 31.6 (4.2–247) 0.00099
 Menopausee 0.42 (0.48–3.7) 0.44 1.3 (0.50–3.8) 0.53 0.61 (0.18–2.03) 0.42 1.1 (0.36–3.7) 0.82
Adjusted
 Agea        1.2 (1.0–1.5) 0.041
 Depressiond      10 (2.8–37) 0.00044 33 (4.2–270) 0.00091
  1. a Odds Ratio for an increase in age of one year between 45 and 55 years
  2. b Working more than one hour/week
  3. c Primary school/ secondary school vv tertiary school
  4. d Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score ≥ 7
  5. e Menopause one year after last menstruation