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Dec
1969

To investigate the association of hormone levels at menopause, lifestyle variables, and body composition with the predicted 10-year risk of a coronary event, calculated using the PROCAM scoring system, in a population-based sample of Australian-born, middle-aged women.
A 9-year prospective study of 438 Australian-born women, who at baseline were aged 45 to 55 years and had menstruated in the prior 3 months. Interviews, fasting blood, and physical measurements were taken annually.

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Jun
2003

To investigate the effect of endogenous hormone levels on central abdominal fat during the menopausal transition in a population-based cohort of Australian-born women.
Prospective observational study.
Population-based sample.

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Jul
2002

To identify problems arising in the analysis of menstrual diary data in a longitudinal study of the menopausal transition, and to propose solutions.
Menstrual diary information provided by 372 women over a period 7 years is the basis of the study. This paper considers the processes and decisions associated with transforming this information into a form suitable for answering research questions.

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Aug
2002

To determine, for a woman aged >45 years, whether selected hormonal, health status, and demographic measures are related to the time to final menstrual period (FMP) from a point where 6 weeks separate the shortest and longest cycles experienced to date.
Cohort study.
Volunteers in an academic research environment.

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Apr
2002

To determine the extent of changes in women's sexual functioning and well-being during the menopausal transition and the relationship to hormonal changes.
Prospective observational study.
Population-based sample assessed at home.

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Apr
2002

To characterize premenopausal menstrual regularity and the patterns of divergence from regularity associated with the approach of the final menstrual period.
Two samples of individual cycle length sequences contributed by participants in a population-based longitudinal study of the menopausal transition were examined. The first sample, of "early" sequences, is used to characterize menstrual regularity.

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