Association of Anthropometric Measurements with pre and post Menopausal women: A survey based cross sectional study

J. WARSI, Z. A. PALH, M. R. QAMBRANI, S.U.J.O. MEGHWAR

Abstract


Anthropometric measurements are the litmus during the transition of any woman from normal menstrual cycle to menopause. Several changes occur in the body during this transition from change of body shape to hormonal fluctuations, from social status to psychological and neurological alterations. The present study thus explored the pre and post menopausal changes in the anthropometric indicators and its significance level. Methodology: A survey based cross sectional study was carried out. Total 190 female aged 40-60, were randomly selected from the district Hyderabad. Results: age, weight, BMI and WC (in rural, urban and accumulative) in post menopausal women are significantly less (p=0.0001, p=0.01, p=0.004 and p=0.01 respectively) than those who were having normal menstrual cycles. Waist to height ratio (WHtR), height, Bicep and triceps measurements were not significantly different in the aforementioned groups. Conclusion: In a representative study of woman, the natural transition is strongly associated with decrease in BMI (Body Mass Index), WC (Waist circumference) and weight.


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