The mean age at natural menopause is 45.32 ± 2.79 years. When age at menopause was correlated with religion, education, employment status, marital status, socioeconomic status, age at menarche, parity, menstrual cycle such personal habits (tobacco/pan/ beetle nut chewing,) no significant association was found in this study.
Education did not correlate with age at natural menopause in this study. Similarly employment status did not reveal any significant relationship with age at natural menopause. No correlation was found between marital status and age at menopause. our study subjects reported mostly muscle and joint pain (39.25%), vasomotor symptoms (21%), urological symptoms (20.5%), vulvovaginal symptoms (19.25%), weight gain (13%), psychosexual symptoms (10%). Hirsutism (1.25%). Hot flashes were experienced more by postmenopausal women (64%) as compared to perimenopausal women (36%). When assessed about attitude 89.25% of the women felt that menopause is freedom from cyclical bleeding. According to 10.25%, it is a normal physiological manifestation of the ageing process. Thus 99.50% of women have a positive attitude towards menopause. This may be the reason, why overall symptoms are less compared to other studies.
Keywords – Menopause, perimenopause, postmenopause, hot flashes