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Table 3 Change of global QoL, physical activity and weight during 8-year follow-up by menopausal group

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

Changes Pre-prea) Pre-peri/postb) Peri-peri/post, post-postc) p-value*
  (n = 229)   (n = 535)   (n = 762)   
  N % N % N %  
Quality of life 1)        
-2 19 8.3 40 7.5 27 7.2 0.376
-1 60 26.2 182 34.0 104 27.7  
0 103 45,0 221 41.3 177 47.2  
1 40 17.5 72 13.5 55 14.7  
2 7 3.1 20 3.7 12 3.2  
Physical activity 2)        0.070
Decrease 52 22.6 109 20.6 79 21.2  
Stable 137 59.6 274 51.9 194 52.0  
Increase 41 17.8 145 27.5 100 26.8  
Weight/kg 3)        0.379
Losers < 5 kg 21 9.2 64 12.0 49 13.1  
Stable ± 5 kg 157 68.6 377 70.6 257 68.9  
Gainers > 5 kg 51 22.3 93 17.4 67 18.0  
  1. 1) missing 26
  2. 2) missing 34
  3. 3) missing 29
  4. * tested with chi square test
  5. a) premenopause at both baseline and follow up
  6. b) transition from premenopause to peri- or postmenopause
  7. c) perimenopause or postmenopause both at baseline and follow-up; from perimenopause at baseline to postmenopause at follow-up