Ethnic differences in the clusters of menopausal symptoms.


Journal Article

Our purpose for this study was to identify clusters of midlife women by menopausal symptoms in a multiethnic sample, and to determine ethnic differences in the clusters. This was a secondary analysis of data from 501 women in a larger Internet study on menopausal symptom experiences. The data were analyzed using factor analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis, and multinominal logistic analysis. A three cluster solution was adopted (F = 575.71, p <.01). The clusters differed significantly in the country of birth and ethnicity (p <.05). Only in the low symptomatic cluster were there significant ethnic differences in menopausal symptoms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Ko, Y; Chee, W

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 549 - 565

PubMed ID

  • 23980651

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23980651

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399332.2013.815752


  • eng