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Reproductive and lifestyle factors associated with early menopause in Mexican women

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Author(s): Ortega-Ceballos Paola A. | Morán Carlos | Blanco-Muñoz Julia | Yunes-Díaz Elsa | Castañeda-Iñiguez Maura S. | Salmerón Jorge

Journal: Salud Pública de México
ISSN 0036-3634

Volume: 48;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 300;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: early menopause | reproductive lifestyle factors | Mexico

ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between certain reproductive and lifestyle factors and the occurrence of early natural menopause. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case/control study was conducted on a basal population of 2 510 women participating in the "Mexican Institute of Social Security health workers cohort study". Cases were defined as those women for whom natural menopause presented by age 47. Information was obtained through a self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS: The risk of early menopause is associated with short menstrual cycles [< 26 days, OR=3.79 (IC 95%1.37-10.52)], a short period of oral contraceptives use [
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