Aktuelle muskuloskeletale Beschwerden bei peri-und postmenopausalen Frauen: Ergebnisse einer multizentrischen bevölkerungsepidemiologischen Studie

Angelica Raspe*, Christine Matthis, Ute von Domarus, Christa Scheidt-Nave, Klaus Abendroth, Walter Reisinger, Reinhard Ziegler, Heiner Raspe

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Within the European vertebral osteoporosis study four stratified systematic samples of German residents aged 50-79 in Lübeck, Heidelberg, Jena and East Berlin have been drawn. Overall 4628 subjects were included, of whom 4385 were contactable and 3106 (71%) responded to the postal questionnaire, enquiring about rheumatic complaints "today" 2348 (54%) followed an invitation to a medical examination in which a specific gynaecological history was taken The prevalence of current back-, neck-and joint-pain is consistently higher in females than in males in all age groups. Females show a peak prevalence in the age group 55-64 104/1134 women were pre-or perimenopausal 1030 women had not had their period for at least 13 months and were classified as "postmenopausal". Neither the menopausal status nor the duration of the postmenopause were statistically significantly associated with the frequency of the three rheumatic complaints.

Original languageGerman
JournalSozial- und Präventivmedizin SPM
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)379-386
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 11.1994

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