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Table 4 Association of latent class and menopausal status with self-reported healtha (latent classes numbered from most symptomatic (1) to least symptomatic (6)), Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation

From: It is not just menopause: symptom clustering in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation

  Self-reported health Beta (95% CL)
  Less than excellent vs. excellent Less than very good vs. very good or better Fair/poor vs. good or better
Menopausal status
 Pre ref ref ref
 Early peri 0.54 (0.32, .76) 0.34 (0.14,0.54) 0.12 (−0.15, 0.39)
 Late peri 1.34 (1.01, 1.67) 0.89 (0.64, 1.14) 0.39 (0.04, 0.74)
 Post 1.31 (1.07, 1.55) 1.08 (0.88, 1.28) 0.59 (0.32, 0.86)
Latent class
 1 2.75 (2.20,3.30) 3.02 (2.67, 3.37) 3.58 (3.13, 4.03)
 2 1.99 (1.66, 2.32) 2.05 (1.78, 2.32) 2.14 (1.73, 2.55)
 3 1.80 (1.43, 2.17) 2.09 (1.80, 2.38) 2.43 (2.00, 2.86)
 4 1.06 (0.79, 1.33) 1.06 (0.81, 1.31) 0.91 (0.46, 1.36)
 5 1.14 (1.39, 2.05) 0.92 (0.67, 1.17) 0.78 (0.31, 1.25)
 6 ref ref ref
  1. aAdjusted for obesity, education, difficulty paying for basics, current smoking, race/ethnicity and age
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