mdlinx mdlinx
Latest (87) Full Text Articles (1689) Focus on Article Summary

Reproductive History and Hot Flashes in Perimenopausal Women
Journal of Women's Health,

Nakano K et al. – In this study, in general, characteristics of reproductive history were not associated with midlife hot flashes. However, there are a number of potentially modifiable factors that are associated with the occurrence of hot flashes. Thus, alternatives may be available when hormone treatment is contraindicated.

Methods
  • Data were analyzed from 388 perimenopausal women who participated in the Midlife Health Study, a population–based, cross–sectional study of 639 women aged 45–54 years living in the Baltimore metropolitan region.

Results
  • The unadjusted analyses showed that none of the reproductive history variables analyzed, including age at menarche, number of live births, ever having been pregnant, age at first birth, age at last pregnancy, and history of oral contraceptive use, were associated with ever experiencing hot flashes.
  • However, after adjusting for race, age group, marital status, education, employment, total family income, smoking and alcohol status, and body mass index (BMI), age at last pregnancy was significantly associated with moderate to severe hot flashes.
  • Specifically, participants who were≥36 years of age at last pregnancy were less likely to report moderate or severe hot flashes than those ≤35 years of age at last pregnancy (odds ratio 0.36, 95% confidence interval 0.16, 0.84).

Please login or register to follow this author.
Are you sure you want to Unfollow this Author?
► Click here to access PubMed, Publisher and related articles...
<< Previous Article | Next Article >>

    Currently, there are no available articles.

Your Unread Messages in Obstetrics & Gynecology

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Most Popular Obstetrics & Gynecology Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

Indexed Journals in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecologymore

Other Topics in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Register now to view all the MDLinx contents (FREE)!

  • Stay current on the latest literature, research and clinical news
  • Get special communications and offers from MDLinx and our sponsors
  • Receive invitations to paid market research
View Samples and Register

Stay current - Media Tool

Newsletter
RSS
Follow
Like

Receive the latest mecial news
updates for free via email

Sign up!

Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest news in your specialty automatically added to your newsreader or your personal My Yahoo!, Google, My MSN or My AOL page. Learn More

Close