Determinants of age at menopause in Italy: Results from a large cross-sectional study

Michele Meschia, Francesco Pansini, Alberto Bacchi Modena, Domenico De Aloysio, Marco Gambacciani, Fabio Parazzini, Carlo Campagnoli, Giuseppe Maiocchi, Elena Peruzzi

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Abstract

Objective: To identify the determinants of age at menopause in an Italian population, using data from the Italian Climacteric Research Group Study (ICARUS). Methods: ICARUS is a prospective study of the effect of menopause on women's health that has been running in menopause clinics throughout Italy since 1995. A total of 4300 women with spontaneous menopause, aged 55 years or more and observed for the first time at the participating centres are included in the present analysis. Results: The mean age at menopause in the total population was 50.9 years. After taking into account potential covariates, the women reported smoking, had a slightly lower mean age at menopause than non smokers 50.4 versus 50.9 years; P=0.01. The mean age at menopause in nulliparae was 50.0 years, and, respectively 50.4, 50.6, 50.9, 51.2 and 50.9 years in those reporting 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 or more births (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalMaturitas
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2000

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Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Menopause
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Meschia, M., Pansini, F., Modena, A. B., De Aloysio, D., Gambacciani, M., Parazzini, F., ... Peruzzi, E. (2000). Determinants of age at menopause in Italy: Results from a large cross-sectional study. Maturitas, 34(2), 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-5122(99)00095-X

Determinants of age at menopause in Italy : Results from a large cross-sectional study. / Meschia, Michele; Pansini, Francesco; Modena, Alberto Bacchi; De Aloysio, Domenico; Gambacciani, Marco; Parazzini, Fabio; Campagnoli, Carlo; Maiocchi, Giuseppe; Peruzzi, Elena.

In: Maturitas, Vol. 34, No. 2, 15.02.2000, p. 119-125.

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Meschia, M, Pansini, F, Modena, AB, De Aloysio, D, Gambacciani, M, Parazzini, F, Campagnoli, C, Maiocchi, G & Peruzzi, E 2000, 'Determinants of age at menopause in Italy: Results from a large cross-sectional study', Maturitas, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-5122(99)00095-X
Meschia, Michele ; Pansini, Francesco ; Modena, Alberto Bacchi ; De Aloysio, Domenico ; Gambacciani, Marco ; Parazzini, Fabio ; Campagnoli, Carlo ; Maiocchi, Giuseppe ; Peruzzi, Elena. / Determinants of age at menopause in Italy : Results from a large cross-sectional study. In: Maturitas. 2000 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 119-125.
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