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Table 1 Characteristics of women in the NHANES III according to menopausal status

From: Menopause, postmenopausal hormone use and serum uric acid levels in US women – The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

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