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Prevalence and Severity of Menopausal Symptoms and the Quality of Life in Middle-aged Women: A Study from Sri Lanka

Table 2

Prevalence and severity of menopausal symptoms in pre and postmenopausal women (n=350).

Menopausal symptom Premenopausal women (n=184)Postmenopausal women
(n=166)
P value
None n(%)M-M
n(%)
S-VS n(%)None n(%)M-M
n(%)
S-VS
n(%)

Hot flushes, sweating113 (61.4)65 (35.3)6
(3.3)
75
(45.2)
70
(42.2)
21
(12.7)
<0.001

Heart discomfort132 (71.7)47
(25.5)
5
(2.7)
104
(62.1)
53
(15.9)
9
(5.4)
0.14

Sleep problems129 (70.1)46
(25)
9
(4.9)
69
(41.6)
65
(39.2)
32
(19.3)
<0.001

Depressive mood104 (56.5)69
(37.5)
11
(6.0)
80
(48.2)
72
(43.4)
14
(8.4)
0.26

Irritability101
(54.9)
76
(41.3)
7
(3.8)
77
(46.4)
80
(48.2)
9
(5.4)
0.26

Anxiety114
(62)
61
(33.2)
9
(4.9)
80
(48.2)
74
(44.6)
12
(7.2)
0.03

Physical and mental exhaustion82
(44.6)
91
(49.5)
11
(6.0)
45
(27.1)
88
(53.0)
33
(19.9)
<0.001

Sexual problems149
(81.0)
31
(16.8)
4
(2.2)
115
(32.9)
43
(25.9)
8
(4.8)
0.03

Bladder problems151
(82.1)
27
(14.7)
6
(3.3)
97
(58.4)
56
(33.7)
13
(7.8)
<0.001

Dryness of vagina144
(78.3)
36
(19.6)
4
(2.2)
111
(66.9)
45
(27.1)
10
(6.0)
<0.001

Joint and muscular discomfort40
(21.7)
89
(48.4)
55
(29.9)
20
(12.0)
67
(40.4)
79
(47.6)
<0.001

M-M = mild to moderate, S-VS = severe to very severe
Associations were compared with chi square test of independence.

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