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Association between premature ovarian insufficiency, early menopause, socioeconomic status in a nationally representative sample from Korea

Title
Association between premature ovarian insufficiency, early menopause, socioeconomic status in a nationally representative sample from Korea
Authors
Lim, Young-MeeJeong, KyungahLee, Sa RaChung, Hye WonLee, Wanhyung
Ewha Authors
정혜원정경아이사라
SCOPUS Author ID
정혜원scopus; 정경아scopus; 이사라scopus
Issue Date
2019
Journal Title
MATURITAS
ISSN
0378-5122JCR Link

1873-4111JCR Link
Citation
MATURITAS vol. 121, pp. 22 - 27
Keywords
Premature ovarian insufficiencyEarly menopauseSocioeconomic statusKoreaKNHANES
Publisher
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Objective: We investigated whether, in the Korean population, the risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and early menopause varies with a woman's socioeconomic status, evaluated in relation to income, education, and occupation. Methods: This cross-sectional, population-based study involved 31,508 women aged > 19 years registered in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) (2007-2016). Menopausal status and socioeconomic status were obtained from self-reported KNHANES data. A logistic regression model was applied to test whether POI and early menopause varied with socioeconomic status. Results: The prevalence of POI was 2.41% and of early menopause was 5.89%. The annual incidence of POI during the investigation period plateaued, while that of early menopause showed a linear trend. The risk of POI was significantly higher among participants with lower household incomes (odds ratio [OR], 95% confidence interval [CI]; 1.44, 1.16-1.78) and lower levels of education (OR, 95% CI: 1.75, 1.16-2.65) after adjustment for age. Conclusion: The prevalence of POI in the Korean population was almost twice that reported in a previous study. Lower socioeconomic status was associated with an increased risk of POI and early menopause. Further studies are warranted to investigate this association.
DOI
10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.12.004
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