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Factors associated with onset of menopause in women aged 45-49.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7968648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper uses a cross-sectional sample of women aged 45-49 to investigate factors that might be associated with an early menopause. Using logistic regression analysis we found that age, smoking, age of maternal menopause, parity, social class, meat and alcohol consumption were all independently associated with an early natural menopause. Meat, alcohol consumption and maternal menopausal age do not seem to have been previously noted as associated with the timing of the menopause. These associations would merit further study, preferably using prospective data. However, this study in line with much previous work shows that smoking is associated with a reduction in menopausal age.
D J Torgerson; A Avenell; I T Russell; D M Reid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maturitas     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0378-5122     ISO Abbreviation:  Maturitas     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-20     Completed Date:  1994-12-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807333     Medline TA:  Maturitas     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health Economics Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Alcohol Drinking
Cross-Sectional Studies
Menopause* / genetics
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Social Class

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