Racial and regional differences in age at menopause in the United States

Findings from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study

Katherine K. McKnight, Melissa F. Wellons, Cynthia K. Sites, David L Roth, Jeff M. Szychowski, Jewell H. Halanych, Mary Cushman, Monika M. Safford

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine regional and black-white differences in mean age at self-reported menopause among communitydwelling women in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional survey conducted in the context of the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke and Myocardial Infarction study. RESULTS: We studied 22,484 menopausal women. After controlling for covariates, Southern women reported menopause 10.8 months earlier than Northeastern women, 8.4 months earlier than Midwestern women, and 6.0 months earlier than Western women (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume205
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Menopause
Stroke
Cross-Sectional Studies
Myocardial Infarction

Keywords

  • Menopause
  • Race
  • Region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Racial and regional differences in age at menopause in the United States : Findings from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. / McKnight, Katherine K.; Wellons, Melissa F.; Sites, Cynthia K.; Roth, David L; Szychowski, Jeff M.; Halanych, Jewell H.; Cushman, Mary; Safford, Monika M.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 205, No. 4, 10.2011.

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McKnight, Katherine K. ; Wellons, Melissa F. ; Sites, Cynthia K. ; Roth, David L ; Szychowski, Jeff M. ; Halanych, Jewell H. ; Cushman, Mary ; Safford, Monika M. / Racial and regional differences in age at menopause in the United States : Findings from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011 ; Vol. 205, No. 4.
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