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Boston Menopause Survey

DO YOU LIVE IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS?   If so, the following survey information of women in Boston may interest you.  Caravan, a national research firm, surveyed 300 Boston-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. Only a quarter of women surveyed feared losing their teeth - and yet by the time women reach age 65, about 30 percent will have lost all of their natural teeth.

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

  3. Fewer than one in 5 women surveyed recognize that sexual dysfunction may be related to menopause, but nearly 55% said that they are worried about maintaining a healthy, vital sex life into their older years.

  4. About 6 out of 10 Boston women were wisely concerned about osteoporosis.  And half of the women surveyed were correctly able to identify that breaking a bone may be related to menopause.  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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