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Table 4 Linear regression analyses of symptom reports

From: Stress and the menopausal transition in Campeche, Mexico

With PSS scores With CRPPlasma With EBV-Ab
Variable Beta t Signif. Variable Beta t Signif. Variable Beta t Signif.
Tiredness
 PSS Score 0.39 6.8 < 0.001 CRPPlasma 0.19 2.3 < 0.05 Education −0.20 − 2.3 < 0.05
 Education −.11 2.0 < 0.05         
Muscle and Joint Pain
 PSS Score 0.31 5.4 < 0.001 Education −0.27 −3.2 < 0.01 Education −0.26 −2.3 < 0.01
 Education −0.22 −3.8 < 0.001         
Nervous or Tense
 PSS Score 0.38 6.8 < 0.001 CRPPlasma 0.17 2.1 < 0.05 EBV-Ab 0.18 2.1 < 0.05
 Cohabiting 0.10 1.7 < 0.1 Cohabiting 0.15 1.8 < 0.1 Smoker 0.19 2.3 < 0.05
 Smoker 0.16 2.9 < 0.01 Smoker 0.20 2.4 < 0.05     
Difficulty Concentrating
 PSS Score 0.33 5.6 < 0.001 BMI 0.23 2.7 < 0.01 [No variables left in model]    
 Parity 0.12 2.1 < 0.05 Parity 0.14 1.7 < 0.1     
Depressed mood
 PSS Score 0.51 9.7 < 0.001 CRPPlasma 0.19 2.3 < 0.05 Education −0.18 −2.1 < 0.05
 Parity 0.13 2.5 < 0.05 Education −0.18 −2.2 < 0.05     
     Parity 0.18 2.1 < 0.05     
Difficulty sleeping
 PSS Score 0.39 6.9 < 0.001 Menopause status 0.27 3.3 < 0.001 Education −0.22 −2.6 < 0.05
 Menopause status 0.13 2.2 < 0.05 Education −0.21 −2.6 < 0.05     
Head aches
 PSS Score 0.26 4.5 < 0.001 Ethnicity −0.19 −2.2 < 0.05 [No variables left in model]    
 Cohabiting 0.12 2.0 < 0.05 Smoker −0.16 −1.8 < 0.1     
 Smoker −0.12 −2.0 < 0.1         
Feeling of Ants Crawling on the Skin
 PSS Score 0.24 3.9 < 0.001 CRPPlasma 0.21 2.4 < 0.05 Education −0.30 −3.7 < 0.001
 SES −0.10 −1.7 < 0.1 BMI −0.18 −2.0 < 0.05     
 Menopause status 0.10 1.7 < 0.1         
Stress Incontinence
 PSS Score 0.15 2.4 < 0.05 Cohabiting 0.16 1.9 < 0.1 BMI 0.24 2.9 < 0.01
 BMI 0.13 2.1 < 0.05      Cohabiting 0.18 2.1 < 0.05
 Cohabiting 0.11 1.8 < 0.1      Menopause status −0.14 −1.7 < 0.1
Loss of interest in sex
 PSS Score 0.18 2.9 < 0.01 Cohabiting 0.31 3.7 < 0.001 Cohabiting 0.22 2.6 < 0.05
 Education −0.11 −1.8 < 0.1      SES −0.18 −2.1 < 0.05
 Cohabiting 0.27 4.6 < 0.001         
 Menopause status 0.14 2.4 < 0.05         
 Ethnicity 0.10 1.7 < 0.1         
Hot flashes
 PSS Score 0.23 3.8 < 0.001 [No variables left in model]     SES −0.19 −2.3 < 0.05
 Menopause status 0.13 2.2 < 0.05      BMI 0.17 2.0 < 0.05
 BMI 0.15 2.6 < 0.01      Menopause status 0.15 1.8 < 0.1
Night sweats
 PSS Score 0.24 4.2 < 0.001 CRPPlasma 0.19 2.4 < 0.05 Menopause status 0.23 2.8 < 0.01
 Menopause status 0.22 3.7 < 0.001 Menopause status 0.30 3.7 < 0.001 Education −0.21 −2.7 < 0.01
 Parity 0.15 2.5 < 0.05 Education −0.22 − 2.7 < 0.01 Cohabiting 0.28 3.4 < 0.001
 Cohabiting 0.12 2.1 < 0.05 Cohabiting 0.22 2.7 < 0.01     
  1. Variables entered into the linear models: ethnicity, SES, education, cohabitation status, parity, smoking, body mass index, and menopausal status. Significance set to p < = 0.001