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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study samples

From: The psychometric properties of the Persian menopause rating scale

Characteristics EFA sample (n = 160) N (%) CFA sample (n = 165) N (%)
Age (years)
 45–50 107 (66.9) 107 (64.8)
 51–55 40 (25) 45 (27.3)
 56–60 13 (8.1) 13 (7.9)
Educational level
 Illiterate 44 (27.5) 38 (23.0)
 Primary 72 (45.0) 38 (23.0)
 Secondary 10 (6.3) 14 (8.5)
 High school 21 (13.1) 22 (13.3)
 University 13 (8.1) 21 (12.7)
Marital status
 Married 154 (96.3) 160 (97.0)
 Single/widowed/ divorced 6 (3.7) 5 (3.0)
Number of pregnancies
 0 7 (4.4) 3 (1.8)
 1–3 52 (32.5) 65 (39.4)
 ≥ 4 101 (63.1) 97 (58.8)
BMI (Mean, SD) 30.13 (4.7)  
≤ 18.49 2 (1.3) 1 (0.6)
18.5–24.9 26 (16.3) 38 (23.0)
25–29.9 47 (29.4) 62 (37.6)
≥30 85 (53.2) 62 (37.8)