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Table 2 Sample characteristics at start of study (1990–1991) of the eligible women in the mixed effects modeling analyses of depressed mood severity

From: Depressed mood during the menopausal transition: is it reproductive aging or is it life?

Characteristic Eligible Women
Mean (SD)
Depressed mood severity (0–4) 0.41 (0.63)
Hot flashes (0–4) 0.11 (0.41)
Problem getting to sleep (0–4) 0.32 (0.67)
Awakening during the night (0–4) 0.57 (0.87)
Early morning awakening (0–4) 0.34 (0.66)
Perceived stress (1–6) 2.77 (1.09)
Characteristic N (Percent)
History of sexual abuse (N = 233)
 Yes 80 (34%)
 No 153 (66%)