Objective This study explored the relationship between menopause and metabolic syndrome (MetS), stroke, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension.
Study design This cross-sectional study surveyed 440 women in Yuci, China in 2012.
Main outcome measures MetS, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, and behavioral and demographic variables.
Results The prevalence of MetS in this study was 40.28% to 49.66% (p=0.065) among pre- and post-menopausal women, respectively, after adjusting for age.
Conclusions The prevalence of diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia was higher among post- than pre-menopausal women. Health screenings for women in China should consider the increased risk for metabolic disorders during the postmenopausal stage of life.
- Post-reproductive health
- public health
- chronic disease
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