Basic Summary for Menopause


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Main name of condition: Menopause
Other names or spellings:


What is Menopause?
  Brief description of Menopause: The end of female menstruation and fertility.
  Parent types of Menopause: Menstrual conditions
  Types of Menopause: Perimenopause, Premature menopause
Who gets Menopause?
  Profile for Menopause: These changes can begin as early as age 35 or as late as 59.1
How serious is Menopause?
  Complications of Menopause: see complications of Menopause
What causes Menopause?
  Causes of Menopause: see causes of Menopause
  Risk factors for Menopause: see risk factors for Menopause
What are the symptoms of Menopause?
  Duration of Menopause: Perimenopausal transition may last several years.
  Symptoms of Menopause: see symptoms of Menopause
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Menopause: see treatments for Menopause
Society issues for Menopause
  Hospitalization statistics for Menopause: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Menopause:
  • 0.22% (28,383) of hospital consultant episodes were for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.033% (17,465) of hospital bed days were for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Menopause: NWHIC

Last revision: June 3, 2003

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