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The menopausal age and associated factors in Gorgan, Iran

Abdollahi, A.A. and Qorbani, M. and Asayesh, H. and Rezapour, A. and Noroozi, M. and Mansourian, M. and Soleimani, M.A. and Ansari, A. (2013) The menopausal age and associated factors in Gorgan, Iran. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 27 (2). pp. 50-56. ISSN 10161430 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Considering the physical, emotional and psychological complications of early or delayed menopause on women's life, it is necessary to determine associated factors of menopause age. This study designed to determine menopausal age and associated factors in women of Gorgan, i.e. the capital of Golestan province in the north-east of Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 804 menopausal women in Gorgan were selected via two-stage sampling method in 2009. The study included only women who had undergone natural menopause and had their last menstrual bleeding at least one year before. Data were gathered through structured questionnaire that included individual characteristics, socioeconomic characteristics, menstrual and fertility characteristics and climacteric complaints. Socioeconomic status was defined using principal component analysis. Data were analyzed with Tstudent's and ANOVA tests using SPSS version 16 (SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA) for Windows. Results: The mean menopause age was 47.6±4.45 years with the median age of 48 years. The mean menopause age in women with first pregnancy before 30 years (47.58±4.47years), without pregnancy (46.26±4.90years) and without delivery (46.30±4.47years) was significantly lower than others (p<0.01). The mean menopause age was lower in single women (46.6±2.80 years), with low income level (47.7±4.39years) and smokers (47.6±4.45years) compared to others; but these differences were not statistically significant (p> 0.05). Socioeconomic status was not associated significantly with menopause age (p>0.05). Conclusion: This study illustrated that menstrual and fertility factors have influence on menopausal age while socioeconomic factors were not effective.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Med. J. Islam. Repub. Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Academic Instructor, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Public Health, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Epidemiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Academic Instructor, Qom University of MedicalSciences, Qom, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Academic Instructor, Hospital Management Research Center, Teheran University of Medical Sciences, Baghiatolah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Baghiatolah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khoramabad, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climacteric complains, Fertility factors, Iran, Menopausal age, Menstrual factors, Socioeconomic status
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
موارد کلی
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 05:25
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2016 04:07
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1886

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