Table 2

Proportions (%) of women with vasomotor symptoms and bothersome symptoms1 in past two weeks, at each survey (cross-sectional analysis)
Recruitment 1-year 2-year 3-year 4-year
Women <55
number of women 182 129 124 64 22
(mean age) (52.7) (53.8) (54.9) (55.7) (56.4)
any 75.8 54.3 41.9 42.9 31.8
bothersome2 50.0 34.1 29.0 34.4 18.2
(of vasomotor3) (66.0) (62.8) (69.2) (80.2) (57.2)
All women (50–59)
Number of women 486 352 330 204 66
(mean age) (57.1) (56.6) (57.7) (58.8) (59.8)
any 67.3 53.1 43.0 42.9 45.5
bothersome2 45.7 32.4 27.0 24.0 24.2
(of vasomotor3) (67.9) (61.0) (62.7) (55.9) (53.2)

1 sweating and/or hot flashes.

2 at least one of the symptoms was bothersome, % of women.

3 women with bothersome vasomotor symptoms of women with any vasomotor symptoms.

Hemminki et al.

Hemminki et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:44   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-44

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