Introduction: The aim of the study was to evaluate the severity of climacteric symptoms among two Peruvian communities, adjusted for sociodemographic and clinical variables in climacteric women.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 90 subjects from two different communities (an urban Coastal and a rural Andean district from Peru). The Menopause Rate Scale (MRS) was used to assess climacteric symptoms. Prevalence ratios with 95% confidence interval (PR 95%CI) were estimated using generalized linear Poisson models with family robust standard errors.
Results: A higher probability of severe climacteric symptoms was found in women who were from the Andean community than those who were from the coastal one (PR = 2.42, 95%CI = 1.47-3.99; p = 0.001), which remained in the adjusted model (RP = 1.72, 95%CI = 1.04-2.86; p = 0.035).
Conclusion: Understanding the variation of climacteric symptoms among geographically distinct communities could contribute to improving women’s quality of life.