Differences in age at natural menopause by occupation, education, and place of residence were examined using a cross-sectional population sample of Finnish women aged 45-64 years (n=1,713, response rate 86%). The sample was selected at random from the Finnish Population Register in 1989 (final n=1,505, 75%). Kaplan-Meier estimates showed the median age at natural menopause to be 51 years for all women (95% confidence interval (Cl) 50.6-51.4).
The median menopausal age of smokers and nulliparous women was 50 years; that of nonsmokers and women whose first full-term pregnancy occurred before the age of 25 years was 52 years.
Differences between occupational and educational groups were statistically significant.
(Mantel-Cox test for occupation, p<0.02; for education, p<0.03).
Mots-clés Pascal : Ménopause, Age apparition, Homme, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Menopause, Age of onset, Human, Female, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Finland, Europe
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Cote : 94-0204824
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 199406.