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Title: Sociodemographic factors and age at natural menopause in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Ayatollahi, S.M.T.
Ghaem, H.
Ayatollahi, S.A.R.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: With increasing life expectancy, menopause is an increasingly important aspect of women's health. We recorded the age at natural menopause among women in a population-based cross-sectional study in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, in summer 2000. Interviews with 948 randomly selected menopausal women showed the mean [st and ard deviation] age at menopause was 48.3 [5.3] years [95% CI: 48.0-48.6], median 49 years. The sociodemographic and health behaviour factors that were significantly related to early mean age of menopause were: never married [44.7 years], low income level [47.4 years], low social class [45.8 years], tobacco use [47.9 years] and non-consanguineous husb and [48.1 years]
Description: 146-154
Keywords: Age Distribution
Age Factors
Analysis of Variance
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Subject: Menopause
ISSN: 1020-3397
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