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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Work outcomes in midlife women: the impact of menopause, work stress and working environment

Characteristic   Mean (SD) or N (%)
Age (n = 216) Mean (sd) 52.51 (5.75)
Ethnicity (n = 212) White 188 (88.7%)
Black 19 (9.0%)
Asian 5 (2.4%)
Menopausal status (n = 216) Pre (regular periods) 48 (22.2%)
Peri (irregular periods for last 6 months) 42 (19.4%)
Post (no period for 12 months) 126 (58.3%)
HFNS frequency in past week (n = 102) Mean (sd) 19.45 (17.90)
range: 0–89
HFNS problem rating (n = 104) Mean (sd) 4.77 (2.11)
HFNS Problem rating at work (n = 104) Mean (sd) 5.03 (2.71)
General health (n = 216) Mean (sd) 2.81 (1.07)
BMI (n = 199) Mean (sd) 29.30 (7.39)
Education level (n = 215) ‘O’ Grade/ ‘O’ Level/ Standard Grade 17 (7.9%)
Higher/ ‘A’ Level/ National Grade 14 (6.5%)
Degree or professional qualification 106 (49.3%)
Post-graduate qualification 78 (36.3%)
Relationship status (n = 214) Single/Divorced/Separated/Widowed 63 (29.4%)
Married/With partner 151 (70.6%)
Work full-time (n = 212)   155 (73.1%)
Working hours (n = 211) Mean (SD) 36.44 (9.68)
Flexible working (n = 212)   148 (69.8%)
Non-manual job (n = 215)   210 (97.7%)
Managerial/supervisory responsibilities (n = 212)   59 (27.8%)
Sector (n = 216) Public 131 (60.6%)
Private 85 (39.4%)
How stressful do you find your job? (n = 216) Not stressful 5 (2.3%)
Mildly stressful 35 (16.2%)
Moderately stressful 95 (44%)
Extremely stressful 81 (37.5%)