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Table 1 Frequencies of sexual and orgasm experience and of intensity of lack of sexual desire by perceived health among 42–46 and 52–56-year-old women (N = 3865)

From: Sexual activity and perceived health among Finnish middle-aged women

   Frequency of sexual experience Frequency of orgasm experience Lack of sexual desire
   1) At least once/week Less than once/month   1) At least once/week Less than once/month   2) Mild Moderate Severe
  n % % n % % n % % %
42–46 years Perceived health           
   poor 278 61.9 17.3 259 47.5 25.5 254 24.8 16.1 18.1
   good 1363 66.5 10.1 1308 53.0 19.4 1193 31.2 11.0 6.1
52–56-years Perceived health           
   poor 513 45.2 26.3 468 24.8 42.5 565 33.1 23.0 19.1
   good 1147 54.1 20.2 1077 33.9 34.3 1226 37.4 19.0 11.8
  1. 1) Extreme categories presented
  2. 2) Extreme categories presented