Health profile of middle-aged women: The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA) study

When the comparisons were made between the PMT and postmenopausal without hormone replacement therapy groups, we found differences

C. Li

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • Existing data on women’s health status at mid-life were derived mainly from clinical-based to investigate the general physical and psychological conditions in middle-aged women; to evaluate whether the prevalence of symptoms varies by menopausal status as well as by use of hormone replacement therapy
  • There were some differences of demographics at baseline between the groups of PM, postmenopausal without hormone replacement therapy and PMT
  • When the comparisons were made between the PMT and PMO groups, we found differences
  • Women in PMT group often had a higher level of education, more full-time but less heavy work, a higher rate of consuming alcohol but a lower rate of cigarette consumption than those in the PMO group
  • More than 50% of the women had a feeling of fatigue and depression, irrespective of hormonal status
  • A total of 151 women were missed from the PMO group as they did not give answers to the question concerning menopausal status
  • HRT users had more complaints of various symptoms than pre- and post-menopausal women

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