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Table 1 Participants’ demographic data

From: Sexual motivations during the menopausal transition among Iranian women: a qualitative inquiry

Demographic data Number Percent
Age(year)
 40–44 2 9.1
 45–49 5 22.7
 50–54 8 36.3
 55–60 7 31.9
Education
 Primary 7 31.8
 Secondary 11 50
 University 4 18.2
Occupation
 Housewives 17 77.3
 Employed 5 22.7
Menopause transitional stage a
 Perimenopause b 11 50
 Post menopause c 11 50
  1. aAs defined by Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop –STRAW
  2. bPerimenopause is characterized by a woman having regular menstrual cycles with interval changes of 7 days or more and/or two or more skipped menstrual cycles and at least one inter-menstrual interval of 60 days or more
  3. cPost-menopause is the stage reached when 12 months has passed since the final menstrual period
  4. Menopausal women: Both perimenopausal and post-menopausal women
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