Table 1

Characteristics of women in the NHANES III according to menopausal status

Variable

Premenopausal

Natural menopause

Surgical menopause

All participants


Participants, n

4156

3047

459

7662

Age (years)

34

63

58

46

Body mass index (kg/m2)

26

27

27

26

Diuretic use (%)

2

18

15

8

Hypertension (%)

14

43

37

25

Alcohol intake (servings/day)

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.2

Total meat intake (servings/day)

1.0

0.9

0.9

1.0

Seafood intake (servings/day)

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Dairy food intake (servings/day)

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.4

Sweetened soft drink intake (servings/day)

0.5

0.2

0.3

0.4

Coffee intake (servings/day)

0.9

1.3

1.1

1.0

Uric acid drug usea (%)

0.0

1.3

0.5

0.5

Creatinine (mg/dl)

0.9

1.0

1.0

1.0


Data are presented incorporating sample weights and adjusted for clusters and strata of the complex sample design of NHANES III. aAllopurinol and uricosuric agents.

Hak and Choi Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R116   doi:10.1186/ar2519

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