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Table 2 Bivariate comparisons of stress levels by symptom complaints. Means ± standard deviations for PSS scores or medians for CRPPlasma and EBV-Ab levels shown

From: Stress and the menopausal transition in Campeche, Mexico

Symptom PSS score by symptom EBV-Ab value by symptom CRPPlasma level by symptom
No Yes No Yes No Yes
Tiredness or lack of energy 13.9 ± 4.2 18.2 ± 5.3*** 0.81 1.00* 5.28 5.69
Muscle and joint pain 15.1 ± 4.6 17.9 ± 5.5*** 1.00 0.96 5.61 5.64
Nervous or tense 15.3 ± 4.5 18.2 ± 5.5*** 0.93 1.00 5.28 5.68
Problems concentrating 15.4 ± 4.5 18.3 ± 5.6*** 0.94 0.99 5.57 5.65
Depressed mood or sadness 15.3 ± 4.3 18.4 ± 5.6*** 0.93 1.00 4.86 5.72*
Difficulty sleeping 15.1 ± 5.0 18.6 ± 5.2*** 0.86 1.01 5.34 5.68
Headaches 16.3 ± 4.7 18.0 ± 5.8** 0.94 1.00 5.48 5.69
Feeling of ants crawling on skin 16.0 ± 4.7 18.3 ± 5.7*** 0.82 0.94* 5.33 5.48
Urinary stress incontinence with effort or laughter 16.4 ± 4.9 17.9 ± 5.7* 0.93 0.98 5.34 5.68
Loss of interest in sexual relations 16.3 ± 5.2 18.4 ± 5.4*** 1.00 0.96 5.65 5.65
Hot flashes 16.4 ± 5.2 18.2 ± 5.4** 0.94 0.98 5.59 5.67
Night sweats 16.4 ± 5.0 18.5 ± 5.7*** 0.84 1.02 5.34 5.68
  1. Two tailed t-tests or Mann-Whitney tests, *p <  0.05; **p <  0.01; ***p ≤ 0.001