Table 3

Proportions (%) of women with bothersome vasomotor symptoms in past two weeks over time, by the number of follow-ups women had (longitudinal analysis)
Recruitment 1-year 2-year 3-year 4-year
Women <55 (n = 182)
4 follow-ups (n = 11) 27.3 54.5 36.4 27.3 9.1
3 follow-ups (n = 44) 52.3 31.8 36.4 38.6 -
2 follow-ups (n = 48) 45.8 33.3 21.0 - -
1 follow-up (n = 16) 37.5 25.0 - - -
(% decline) (33.3) (100) - -
Intermittent surveys1 (n = 31) 48.4 44.4 25.0 9.1 20
Only recruitment (n = 32) 68.8 - - - -
All women (50–59) (n = 304)
4 follow-ups (n = 47) 40.4 51.1 31.9 27.7 23.4
3 follow-ups (n = 121) 39.7 24.0 27.3 22.3 -
2 follow-ups (n = 121) 42.1 34.7 23.1 - -
1 follow-up (n = 40) 40.0 30.0 - - -
(% decline) (25.0) - - -
Intermittent surveys 2 (n = 74) 54.1 36.8 17.6 16.4 6.8
Total (n = 486) 45.7 32.4 27.0 24.0 24.2
Only recruitment (n = 83) 57.8 - - - -

1 women participating in the specific survey included, n varies between 6–16.

2 women participating in the specific survey included, n varies between 19–74.

Hemminki et al.

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

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