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Columbus Menopause Survey

DO YOU LIVE IN COLUMBUS OHIO?  If so, the following survey information of women in Columbus may interest you.  Caravan, a national research firm, surveyed 300 Columbus-area women over age 18 about their fears and thoughts concerning aging and menopause.  The study was sponsored by the Vitality Campaign for menopausal education.  Here's what they said:

  1. Almost one our of 4 women fear losing their teeth.  By the time women reach age 65, nearly one in three women will have lost all of their original teeth.

  2. Nearly 4 out of 10 women surveyed said that hot flashes were the most disturbing symptom of menopause. In a national survey, sleep disturbances ranked as the most disturbing menopausal symptom.

  3. Fewer than one in 5 women surveyed recognize that sexual dysfunction is related to menopause, but 42% said that they are worried about maintaining a healthy, vital sex life into their older years.

  4. More than 6 out of 10 Columbus women were wisely concerned about osteoporosis.  Given that 23 million American women are at risk for this debilitating disease and that the costs of treating osteoporotic fractures are more than $14 billion each year, this is a well placed concern.

For more information on the Vitality Campaign for menopausal education go to www.menopausehealth.com. For more information on menopause, Click here.

Created: 12/12/2000  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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