Table 1

Participant characteristics given as mean (SD) or frequency (%)

Age, years

55.7 (3.6)

BMI, kg/m2

25.6 (4.3)

Among women not using medication

Sex hormone concentration

1.quartile (low)

Cut-off (mean)

4.quartile (high)

Cut-off (mean)

Estradiol nmol/L

0.10 (0.09)

<0.05] (0.05)

>0.08 (0.14)

Progesterone nmol/L

0.99 (0.67)

<0.55] (0.44)

>1.21 (1.79)

Testosterone nmol/L

1.16 (0.74)

<0.66] (0.50)

>1.54 (2.14)

FSH IU/L

70.2 (28.0)

<56.4] (44.5)

>91.2 (106.4)

SHBG nmol/L

47.6 (21.8)

<32.0] (24.2)

>61.0 (75.1)

Medication use

182 (64%)

HT

52 (18%)

E2 and E2/P systemic

32 (62%)

E2 systemic alone

9 (17%)

Tibolone

10 (19%)

Vaginal treatment

9 (17%)

Thyroxine

20 (7%)

Other medication

159 (56%)

No medication

98 (34%)

Number of medications used (n = 182)

1 medication

97 (53%)

2 medications

62 (34%)

>2 medications

23 (13%)

Current smoker

Yes

75 (26%)

No

209 (73%)


Waaseth et al. BMC Medical Genomics 2011 4:29   doi:10.1186/1755-8794-4-29

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