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Table 2 Percentage of menopausal symptoms in the participants according to menopausal status

From: Menopausal symptoms assessment among middle age women in Kushtia, Bangladesh

Menopausal symptoms All Premenopausal Perimenopausal Postmenopausal
Dryness of vagina 36 11.4 43.9* 43.2**
Joint and muscular discomfort 76.2 35.2 88.88* 86.4‡
Physical and mental exhaustion 60.9 40.1 69.44 64.9‡
Sleeping problems 54.4 29.5 58.7*† 52.6
Hot flushes, sweating 35.8* 27.8 37.5 39.1
Irritability 36 29.5 38.8*† 36.8‡†
Anxiety 34.2 25.4 35.6† 38.59
Depressive mood 37.3 30.3 35.6 44.4‡
Sexual problems 31.2 18.8 35.1† 35‡
Heart discomfort 19.1 11.4 25.9*† 15.7
Bladder problems 12.8 5.7 14.8 15.2**‡
Headache 88.8 77.86 91.2† 93.5
Feeling tired 92.9 88.5 94.4 94.1
  1. * Significant difference p < 0.05 compared to premenopausal.
  2. † Significant difference p < 0.05 compared to postmenopausal.
  3. ‡ Significant difference p < 0.05 compared to premenopausal.
  4. ** Significant difference p < 0.05 compared to perimenopausal.