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Table 3 Average absolute differences in adjusted risk factors between women aged 45 and 50 years

From: Unraveling the associations of age and menopause with cardiovascular risk factors in a large population-based study

  Premenopausal Perimenopausal Naturally postmenopausal Surgically menopausal
Difference in adjusted risk factor levels (95% CI) between women aged 45 and 50 years
SBP, mmHg 3.8 (3.6 to 3.9) 3.6 (3.6 to 3.7) 3.7 (3.4 to 4.1) 3.0 (2.5 to 3.5)
DBP, mmHg 0.9 (0.8 to 1.0) 1.0 (1.0 to 1.0) 1.4 (1.2 to 1.6) 1.6 (1.2 to 1.9)
TC, mmol/L 0.2 (0.2 to 0.3) 0.3 (0.3 to 0.3) 0.5 (0.5 to 0.5) 0.2 (0.1 to 0.2)
LDL-c, mmol/L 0.2 (0.2 to 0.2) 0.2 (0.2 to 0.2) 0.4 (0.3 to 0.4) 0.1 (0.0 to 0.1)
HDL-c, mmol/L 0.0 (0.0 to 0.0) 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1) 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1) 0.1 (0.0 to 0.1)
Glucose, mmol/L 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1) 0.0 (0.0 to 0.0) 0.0 (0.0 to 0.1) 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1)
TG, mmol/L 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1) 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1) 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1) 0.1 (0.1 to 0.1)
BMI, kg/m2 0.0 (–0.0 to 0.1) −0.1 (–0.1 to –0.1) −0.3 (–0.4 to –0.2) −0.4 (–0.6 to –0.2)
  1. SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, TC total cholesterol, LDL-c low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-c high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG triglycerides, BMI body mass index