Table 4: Possible associations of positive and negative attitude to the menopause.

CharacteristicPositive attitudeNegative attitudep

Age group
 41–4538 (43.2)50 (56.8)
 46–5026 (60.5)17 (39.5)0.04
 51–5517 (68.0)8 (32.0)
Marital status
 Unmarried15 (57.7)11 (42.3)0.52
 Married66 (50.8)64 (492)
Type of marriage
 Monogamous53 (52.0)49 (48.0)>0.99
 Polygamous26 (52.0)24 (48.0)
Has children
 Yes81 (52.9)72 (47.1)
 No0 (0)3 (100.0)
Level of education
 Primary or less31 (47.7)34 (52.3)0.37
 Secondary or higher50 (54.9)41 (45.1)
Religion
 Christianity57 (55.3)46 (44.7)0.23
 Islam24 (45.3)29 (54.7)
Menses has become irregular
 Yes59 (52.2)54 (47.8)0.99
 No22 (52.4)20 (47.6)
Anticipation of unhealthy changes with the menopause
 Yes34 (49.3)35 (50.7)0.56
 No47 (54.0)40 (46.0)
Frequency of sex in the past year
 Increased activity5 (55.6)4 (44.4)
 Decreased activity43 (53.8)37 (46.2)
 The same as usual15 (46.9)17 (53.1)
 None at all18 (56.2)14 (43.8)

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