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Attitude toward menopause and aging: a study on postmenopausal women of west bengal.
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PMID:  23199313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examined the attitude of postmenopausal women toward menopause and aging with respect to sociodemographic variables and postmenopausal years. Four hundred and eighty postmenopausal women representing Bengali-speaking Hindu ethnic group of West Bengal, India were interviewed about their attitude toward menopause and aging. Information on sociodemographic and reproductive characteristics and menopausal symptoms were also collected. The participants were categorized into four groups based on postmenopausal years (Group 1: ≤2; Group 2: >2 to ≤5; Group 3: >5 to ≤8; and Group 4: >8). The attitude did not differ significantly among different groups, but it differed significantly when compared for residential status and per capita monthly household expenditure (pooled groups), for residential and educational status (Groups 3 and 4), and per capita monthly household expenditure (Group 3). Hierarchical linear regression (stepwise) shows per capita monthly expenditure, age at menopause, years after menopause, and menopausal symptoms (irritability and inability to hold urine) significantly predict attitude.
Authors:
Doyel Dasgupta; Subha Ray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women & aging     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  J Women Aging     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916635     Medline TA:  J Women Aging     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-79     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Anthropology , University of Calcutta , India.
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