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Table 3 Characteristics of respondents (survey)

From: Measuring bothersome menopausal symptoms: development and validation of the MenoScores questionnaire

Characteristics/exogenous variables Total no. (% of total) Bothersome menopausal symptoms
No. (%)
Total 1504 (100) 1073 (71.34)
Age (years):
 45–48 394 (26.20) 209 (53.05)
 49–52 543 (36.10) 417 (76.80)
 53–55 304 (20.21) 264 (86.84)
 56–60 205 (13.63) 154 (75.12)
 61–65 58 (3.86) 29 (50.00)
BMI
 0–18 10 (0.67) 8 (80.00)
 19–24 682 (45.77) 469 (68.77)
 25–29 518 (34.77) 379 (73.17)
 ≥ 30 280 (18.79) 206 (73.57)
 Missing 14  
Occupationa
 Yes 1250 (83.11) 893 (71.44)
 No 75 (4.99) 50 (66.67)
 Sick leave 51 (3.39) 34 (66.67)
 Retired or similar 128 (8.51) 96 (75.00)
Education
 No education 56 (3.73) 41 (73.21)
 Skilled worker, apprentice, assistant nurse or likewise 273 (18.16) 206 (75.46)
 Short higher educationb < 3 years 213 (14.17) 167 (78.40)
 Medium higher education 3–4 years 633 (42.12) 449 (70.93)
 Long higher education > 4 years 233 (15.50) 141 (60.52)
 Other 90 (5.99) 63 (70.00)
 Do not know 5 (0.33) 5 (100)
 Missing 1  
Living alone
 Yes 310 (20.78) 214 (69.03)
 No 1182 (79.22) 851 (72.00)
 Missing 12  
Smoking
 Yes 238 (15.82) 179 (75.21)
 No 1266 (84.18) 894 (70.62)
Gynecological history
Hormonal intrauterine device
 Yes 247 (16.42) 144 (58.30)
 No 1257 (83.58) 929 (73.91)
Bilateral ovariectomized
 Yes 40 (2.66) 32 (80.00)
 No 1464 (97.34) 1041 (71.11)
Hysterectomized
 Yes 121 (8.05) 95 (78.51)
 No 1383 (91.95) 978 (70.72)
Having menstruation within the past year
 Yes 717 (47.67) 464 (64.71)
 No 787 (52.33) 609 (77.38)
  1. aOccupation Employed, working or studying. bhigher education = education after high school or likewise