Factors associated with climacteric symptoms in women around menopause attending menopause clinics in Italy

Fabio Parazzini, P. Di Donato, N. A. Giulini, A. Bacchi Modena, G. Cicchetti, G. Comitini, G. Gentile, P. Cristiani, A. Careccia, E. Esposito, F. Gualdi, S. Golinelli, E. Bergamini, G. Masellis, S. Rastelli, C. Gigli, A. Elia, D. Marchesoni, F. Sticotti, G. Del FrateC. Zompicchiatti, L. Marino, M. R. Costa, P. Pinto, D. Dodero, A. Storace, G. Spinelli, S. Quaranta, C. M. Bossi, A. Ollago, U. Omodei, M. Vaccari, M. Luerti, F. Repetti, G. Zandonini, F. Raspagliesi, F. Dolci, G. Gambarino, B. De Pasquale, G. Polizzotti, G. Borsellino, P. Alpinelli, N. Natale, D. Colombo, C. Belloni, A. Viani, G. Cecchini, G. W. Vinci, B. A. Samaja, E. Pasinetti, M. Penotti, F. Ognissanti, P. Pesando, C. Malanetto, M. Gallo, G. Dolfin, P. Tartaglino, D. Mossotto, A. Pistoni, A. Tarani, P. D. Rattazzi, D. Rossaro, M. Campanella, E. Arisi, M. Gamper, D. Salvatores, E. Bocchin, G. Stellin, G. Meli, V. Azzini, F. Tirozzi, G. Buoso, R. Fraioli, V. Marsoni, C. Cetera, R. Sposetti, E. Candiotto, R. Pignalosa, L. Del Pup, U. Bellati, C. Angeloni, M. Buonerba, S. Garzarelli, C. Santilli, M. Mucci, Q. Di Nisio, F. Cappa, I. Pierangeli, A. Cordone, L. Falasca, D. Ferrante, E. Cirese, P. A. Todaro, L. Spagnuolo, A. Lanzone, C. Donadio, M. Fabiani, E. Baldaccini, S. Votano, P. Bellardini, W. Favale, V. Monti, A. Bonomo, C. E. Boninfante, P. Pietrobattista, L. Massacesi, G. Donini, F. Del Savio, L. Palombi, P. Procaccioli, A. Romani, G. Romagnoli, A. R. Genazzani, M. Gambacciani, G. Scarselli, P. Curiel, V. De Leo, A. Melani, V. Levi D'Ancona, G. Giarrè, E. Di Gioia, P. Ceccarelli, G. B. Massi, S. Cosci, G. Gacci, A. Cascianini, C. Donati Sarti, S. Bircolotti, P. Pupita, M. Mincigrucci, A. Spadafora, G. Santeufemia, G. Marongiu, G. R. Lai, R. Lai, S. Dessole, S. A. D'Andrea, [No Value] Coppola, A. Chiantera, Placido De Placido, R. Arienzo, A. R. Pastore, A. Tamburrino, A. Cardone, N. Colacurci, S. Izzo, R. Tesauro, A. Pascarella, M. G. De Silvio, L. Di Prisco, N. Lauda, F. Sirimarco, C. Agrimi, G. Casarella, G. Senatore, S. Ronzini, G. Ruccia, G. De Carlo, G. Pisaturo, F. Carlomagno, A. Fasolino, F. Fiorillo, R. Sorrentino, V. B. Ercolano, S. Panariello, A. Brun, P. Tropea, C. M. Stigliano, A. Amoroso, P. Vadalà, A. Coco, G. Galati, G. Barese, G. Masciari, P. Pirillo, T. Gioffrè, P. Mastrantonio, A. Cardamone, N. D'Angelo, G. Valentino, R. Barretta, G. Ferraro, C. Ferruccio, D. Agostinelli, G. Corrado, A. Scopelliti, S. Schonauer, V. Trojano, F. Bongiovanni, F. Tinelli, E. R. Poddi, F. Scarpello, L. Colonna, G. Fischetti, R. Doria, G. Trombetta, E. B. Cocca, A. D'Amore, M. Di Mas, R. Liguori, A. Dimaggio, M. R. Laneve, M. C. Maolo, G. Gravina, G. Nacci, F. Nocera, A. Lupo, C. Giannola, R. Graziano, M. Mezzatesta, G. Vegna, G. Giannone, G. Palumbo, F. Cancellieri, A. Mondo, A. Cordopatri, M. Carrubba, V. Mazzola, L. Cincotta, S. D'Asta, A. Bono, L. Li Calsi, S. Cavallaro Nigro, S. Schilirò, A. Repici, D. Gullo, A. Orlando, F. Specchial, A. Papotto, Angeloni Abruzzo, D'Andrea Basilicata, Stigliano Calabria, Arienzo Campania, Di Donato Emilia, Giulini Romagna, Gigli Friuli Venezia Giulia, Todaro Lazio, Marino Liguria, Luerti Lombardia, Donini Marche, Ferrante Molise, Dolfin Piemonte, Poddi Puglia, Santeufemia Sardegna, Nocera Sicilia, Melani Toscana, Arisi Trentino Alto Adige, Mincigrucci Umbria, Salvatores Valle D'Aosta, Bocchin Veneto, A. Massacesi, A. Chiantera, C. Donati Sarti, P. De Aloysio, U. Omodei, F. Ognissanti, C. Campagnoli, M. Penotti, A. Gambacciani, A. Graziottin, C. Baldi, N. Colacurci, G. Corrado Tonti, L. Chatenoud, C. Donati Sarti

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Abstract

Objective: To obtain data on correlates of climacteric symptoms in women around menopause attending menopause clinics in Italy. Methods: Since 1997 a large cross sectional study has been conducted on the characteristics of women around menopause attending a network of first level menopause outpatient's clinics in Italy. A total of 66,501 (mean age 54.4 years) women are considered in the present paper. Results: The odds ratios of moderate and severe hot flashes/night sweats were lower in more educated women and (for severe symptoms only) in women reporting regular physical activity. Depression, difficulty to sleep, forgetfulness and irritability tended to be less frequent in more educated women and (depression only) in women reporting regular physical activity. Parous women reported more frequently these symptoms. Conclusions: This large study confirms in Southern European population that low education, body mass index and low physical activity are associated with climacteric symptoms. Parous women are at greater risk of psychological symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-189
Number of pages9
JournalMaturitas
Volume52
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Menopause
  • Risk factors
  • Symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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