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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the cohort study: age, socioeconomic background and lifestyle (N = 1165)

From: Physical activity and change in quality of life during menopause -an 8-year follow-up study

  2000   2008   McNemar-test
  N % N %  
Age (SD) 47.0 (5.2)   56.0 (5.2)   
Education      
   Primary 309 26.5 - -  
   Secondary 381 32.7 - -  
   Tertiary 475 40.8 - -  
Quality of life 1)      < 0.001
   0-4 (poor) 19 1.6 62 5.4  
   5-7 (moderate) 291 25.0 337 29.2  
   8 (good) 406 34.9 460 39.8  
   9-10 (excellent) 446 38.4 297 25.7  
MET hours/week 2)      
< 21 238 20.7 157 13.6 > 0.001
21-42 249 21.6 322 27.9  
> 42 665 57.7 677 58.6  
BMI (kg/m2) 3)      0.068
   < 25 521 45.2 478 42.3  
   25-29.9 369 32.0 388 34.4  
   > 30 263 22.8 263 23.3  
Menopausal status 4)      > 0.001
Premenopausal 772 67.0 232 19.9  
Perimenopausal 82 7.1 170 14.6  
Postmenopausal 298 25.9 762 65.5  
Hormone replacement therapy use 5)6)      > 0.001
current 267 23.0 425 36.9  
previous 128 11.0 183 15.9  
never 767 66.0 545 47.3  
  1. 1) missing 12
  2. 2) MET = metabolic equivalent hours, missing 47
  3. 3) missing 20
  4. 4) missing 14
  5. 5) missing 12
  6. 6) 2000: last month 2008:last six month