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Table 1 Participant information. Means ± standard deviations, numbers of participants, or percentages shown

From: Stress and the menopausal transition in Campeche, Mexico

  Maya Non-Maya Could not classify All
N 144 121 40 305
Age at interview
Mean ± s.d.
47.9 ± 5.0 46.9 ± 5.0 47.5 ± 5.0 47.5 ± 5.0
BMI (kg/m2)
Mean ± s.d.
31.3 ± 5.2 30.3 ± 5.8 29.1 ± 5.3 30.6 ± 5.5
SES Indexa
Range 22–39. Mean ± s.d.
32.8 ± 2.4 33.4 ± 2.3 33.4 ± 2.4 33.1 ± 2.4
Education (yrs)
Mean ± s.d.
12.8 ± 4.4 13.8 ± 4.0 13.3 ± 4.4 13.2 ± 4.2
Menopause status (%)
 Pre-menopausal 40.3 47.9 42.5 43.6
 Perimenopausal 20.8 24.0 22.5 22.3
 Post – menopausal 38.9 28.1 35.0 34.1
% cohabiting with husband or partner 59.0 57.0 70.0 59.7
Parity
Mean ± s.d.
2.0 ± 1.1 2.1 ± 1.2 2.0 ± 1.4 2.0 ± 1.2
Smoking (%) 10.4 14.9 12.5 12.5
PSS score
Mean ± s.d. n = 305
1.55 ± 1.6 1.04 ± 0.6 1.58 ± 1.7 1.35 ± 1.3
EBV-Ab level*
Mean ± s.d. n = 162
4.59 ± 1.4 4.06 ± 1.7 3.83 ± 1.6 4.30 ± 1.6
CRPplasma level
Mean ± s.d. n = 157
16.78 ± 5.2 17.65 ± 5.9 17.95 ± 4.5 17.28 ± 5.4
Total symptom score
(range 0–12, based on 12 most common symptoms)
7.4 ± 3.0 7.4 ± 2.7 6.9 ± 3.1 7.3 ± 2.9
Total symptom intensity score (range 0–33, based on 12 most common symptoms) 10.9 ± 6.4 10.4 ± 6.0 9.3 ± 5.5 10.5 ± 6.0
  1. aEthnic difference, Maya versus non-Maya, p <  0.05