Volume 21, Issue 1 (5-2013)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2013, 21(1): 25-35 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Menopause is an important event in women's life. So it is really important for them to be healthy in this stage. The purpose of this study was to determine the socio-economical factors related to age at menopause in Hamadan city.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 400 menopausal women among 40-65 years old who were selected randomly from 5 health centers in Hamedan city during 2012. Data was collected by interview with women and it was analyzed by SPSS/16 using variance and multiple regression.
Results: In this study mean and median age at menopause were 49.60±4.02 and 50 years respectively. Findings of the study showed a significant statistical relationship between age at menopause and physical activity, family's income level, family members' smoking and educational levels of menopausal women and their husbands (P<0.05). There wasn’t seen any meaningful relationship between women's smoking and job and their age at menopause (P>0.05)..
Conclusion: Aside from genetic and reproductive factors, socio-economical factors are effective in age at menopause. Due to the increases in life expectancy and it's relationship with diseases and mortality rate in women, menopause should be considered as an important epidemiological matter.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Accepted: 2016/02/14 | Published: 2016/02/14

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