Table 1: Principal characteristics of the subjects.

ParametersValuea

Number of subjects, n147
Age, years56 ± 4
Years since menopause, years7 ± 5
Age at menopause, years49 ± 5
Smoking, %15 (10)
Hypertension, %10 (7)
Anthropometric features
BMI, kg/m225 ± 3
WC, cm84 ± 10
Abdominal obesity category
 (i) Normal (WC ≤ 79.9 cm), n47
 (ii) Overweight (WC = 80–87.9 cm), n43
 (iii) Obese (WC ≥ 88 cm), n57
Sexual hormones
17β-estradiol (pg/mL)11 (6–30)
FSH (mUI/mL)71 ± 33

aData are expressed as % within the group for categorical variables and number of subjects in brackets; mean ± standard deviation for continuous variables. BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference.