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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


CORRAL MARTIN, Ariadna  and  PEREZ PINERO, Julia. Classification of the climaterium syndrome in women of middle-aged women. Havana City 2003 (I). Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

INTRODUCTION: climateric syndrome has a varying frequency and intensity in different populations. AIM: to identify its intensity in women aged 40-59 in Havana City. METHODS: cross-sectional descriptive study in which a cohort of 625 women of these ages was studied, selected by multi-stage stratified sampling. In a detailed way and by 95 % confidence interval (CI), the percentage of women in each level of climateric syndrome, and by subscale according to applied instrument. Authors characterized each group of women of such classification en a general way and with biological variables. RESULTS: the 40,3 % and the 30,2 % of study women classified as asymptomatic, and with light climateric syndrome, respectively. Age group from 40 to 49 years include the 11,6 % of women presenting with a very inconvenient syndrome, the 56,8 % was in menopause stage, and the 9,3 % in the peri-menopause. CONCLUSIONS: in Havana City, both, whiting the total classification and the subscales, there was a female predominance, classified at asymptomatic level, very slight, and slight. More near interval to menopause age, peri-menopause, and overweight, were the more unfavourable situations for this syndrome.

Keywords : Menopause; climaterium; climateric scale.

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