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Table 1 Participant Characteristics at First Assessment (n = 71)

From: Prognostic factors for future mental, physical and urogenital health and work ability in women, 45–55 years: a six-year prospective longitudinal cohort study

  Mean (SD) Median (IR) N (%)
Age (y)a 50 (3.1)   
Education (y)b
 Primary school (≤ 9)    15 (21)
 Secondary school (10–12)    31 (44)
 Tertiary school (> 12)    25 (35)
Work status/ Employment statusb
 Currently working/studyingc    61 (86)
 Sick leave full-time    0 (0.0)
 Sick leave part-time    0 (0.0)
 Disability pension (full-time)    3 (4.0)
 Disability pension (part-time)    2 (3.0)
 Unemployed full-time    5 (7.0)
 Unemployed part-time    0 (0.0)
Family statusb
  Living with a partner    66 (93)
  Children at home    17 (24)
Still menstruatingb,d    34 (63)
Average MRS scoree
 Somatic 4.3 (3.0) 4.0 (2–6)  
 Urogenital 2.4 (2.5) 2.0 (0–4)  
 Psychological 3.7 (3.1) 3.0 (1–6)  
 Total MRS 10 (6.9) 9.0 (0–15)  
Average depression scoref,g 7.3 (5.5) 6.0 (3–11)  
  1. aFirst figure mean value (SD)
  2. bn (%)
  3. cWork more than 1 h a w = work more than one hour per week
  4. d34/54 are still menstruating. Information is missing in 17 women
  5. eSubscale and total Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) scoring. First figure mean (SD) second figure median (25th and 75th percentile). Degree of severity of the MRS and its domains indicated; Psychological domain; No, little (0–1), Mild (2–3), Moderate (4–6), Severe (7+), Somatic domain; No, little (0–2), Mild (3–4), Moderate (5–8), Severe (9+), Urogenital domain; No, little (0), Mild (1), Moderate (2–3), Severe (4+), Total score; No, little (0–4), Mild (5–8), Moderate (9–16), Severe (17+)
  6. fMontgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) scoring. First figure mean (SD) second figure median (25th and 75th percentile). International standards; 0–6 p no depression, 7–19 p, mild depression, 20–34 p moderate depression, > 34 p severe depression
  7. gInformation is missing in 5 women (66/71)