Authors: Strand, Mark A.; Huseth-Zosel, Andrea; He, Meizi; Perry, Judith
Objective: This study explored the relationship between menopause and metabolic syndrome (MetS), stroke, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension.
Study design: This cross-sectional study surveyed 440 women in Yuci, China in 2012.
Main outcome measures: MetS, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, and behavioral and demographic variables.
Results: The prevalence of MetS in this study was 40.28% to 49.66% (p=0.065) among pre- and post-menopausal women, respectively, after adjusting for age.
Conclusions: The prevalence of diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia was higher among post- than pre-menopausal women. Health screenings for women in China should consider the increased risk for metabolic disorders during the postmenopausal stage of life.