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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants by menopause status, Gulele sub-city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Prevalence and severity of menopause symptoms among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women aged 30-49 years in Gulele sub-city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  All (n = 226) Menopausal status P
Perimenopause (n = 151) Postmenopause (n = 75)
Age     <0.001
 30-34
 35-39
 40-44
 45-49
 Mean (±SD)
48 (21.2)
47 (20.8)
44 (19.5)
87 (38.5)
40.4 (±5.9)
38 (25.5)
41 (27.2)
35 (23.2)
37 (24.5)
38.9 (±5.4)
10 (13.3)
6 (8.0)
9 (12.0)
50 (66.7)
43.5 (±5.8)
 
Education     <0.001
 None
 Primary
 Secondary
 College/Uni
53 (23.5)
62 (27.4)
79 (35.0)
32 (14.2)
19 (12.6)
43 (28.5)
60 (39.7)
29 (19.2)
34 (45.3)
19 (25.3)
19 (25.3)
3 (4.0)
 
Ethnicitya     >0.05
 Amhara
 Oromo
 Tigre
 Gurage
 Others
120 (53.1)
58 (25.7)
28 (12.4)
14 (6.2)
6 (2.7)
79 (52.3)
37 (24.5)
23 (15.2)
9 (6.0)
3 (2.0)
41 (54.7)
21 (28.0)
5 (6.7)
5 (6.7)
3 (4.0)
 
Marital status     <0.05
 Married
 Single
 Widowed
 Divorced
158 (69.9)
25 (11.1)
30 (13.3)
13 (5.8)
109 (72.2)
20 (13.3)
13 (8.6)
9 (6.0)
49 (65.3)
5 (6.7)
17 (22.7)
4 (5.3)
 
Religion     >0.05
 Orthodox
 Muslim
 Protestant
 Others
161 (71.2)
41 (18.1)
17 (7.5)
7 (3.1)
111 (73.5)
27 (17.9)
10 (6.6)
3 (2.0)
50 (66.7)
14 (18.7)
7 (9.3)
4 (5.3)
 
Occupation     <0.001
 Housewife/Homemaker
 Private employee
 Civil servant
 Merchant
 NGO worker
 Others
94 (41.6)
44 (19.5)
40 (17.7)
28 (12.4)
11(4.9)
9 (4.0)
47 (31.1)
33 (21.9)
34 (22.5)
23 (15.2)
11 (7.3)
3 (2.0)
47 (62.7)
11 (14.7)
6 (8.0)
5 (6.7)
0 (0.0)
6 (8.0)
 
Monthly income
(wealth tertiles)     <0.001
 Lowest
 Medium
 Highest
95(42.0)
58 (25.7)
73 (32.3)
45 (29.8)
41 (27.2)
65 (43.0)
50 (66.7)
17 (22.7)
8 (10.7)
 
  1. aIn Ethiopia, Oromo comprises the largest proportion of ethnic groups followed by Amhara, Tigre and others like Gurage