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Table 3 Univariate associations of sexual activity variables with analyzed explanatory variables separately for two age groups. Cumulative Odds Ratios and 95% confidence intervals for main effects (no-adjustments).

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

  Frequency of sexual experience Frequency of orgasm experience Lack of sexual desire
  Cumulative ORs for frequent sexual experience Cumulative ORs for frequent orgasm experience Cumulative ORs for no symptoms
42–46-YEAR-OLDS p-value COR 95% CI p-value COR 95% CI p-value COR 95% CI
Perceived health 0.032    0.039    <.001   
   poor   1.00    1.00    1.00  
   good   1.33 1.02–1.72   1.30 1.01–1.67   1.96 1.53–2.52
NATS a <.001 0.78 0.71–0.86 <.001 0.79 0.72–0.87 <.001 0.75 0.68–0.82
PI a <.001 0.82 0.74–0.90 <.001 0.84 0.76–0.92 <.001 0.63 0.57–0.69
Strenuous exercise a 0.025 1.13 1.02–1.25 0.001 1.18 1.07–1.30 0.409 1.04 0.94–1.15
Menopausal symptoms a 0.004 0.86 0.77–0.95 <.001 0.81 0.73–0.89 <.001 0.36 0.32–0.41
52–56-YEAR-OLDS          
Perceived health <.001    <.001    <.001   
   poor   1.00    1.00    1.00  
   good   1.42 1.17–1.73   1.47 1.20–1.80   1.56 1.30–1.87
NATS a <.001 0.80 0.73–0.87 <.001 0.74 0.67–0.82 <.001 0.71 0.65–0.77
PI a <.001 0.82 0.75–0.90 <.001 0.75 0.68–0.83 <.001 0.64 0.59–0.70
Strenuous exercise a 0.273 1.05 0.96–1.16 0.053 1.09 1.00–1.20 0.869 1.01 0.93–1.10
Menopausal symptoms a 0.052 0.91 0.83–1.00 <.001 0.84 0.76–0.92 <.001 0.45 0.41–0.49
  1. a. OR corresponds to change of standard deviation (sd)