Age at natural menopause and total mortality and mortality from ischemic heart disease: the Adventist Health Study.

@article{Jacobsen1999AgeAN,
  title={Age at natural menopause and total mortality and mortality from ischemic heart disease: the Adventist Health Study.},
  author={Bjarne K Jacobsen and Synnove F Knutsen and Gary E Fraser},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={303-7}
}
We studied the relationship between age at natural menopause and total mortality as well as mortality from ischemic heart disease in a cohort of 6182 California Seventh-Day Adventist women who reported a natural menopause. During follow-up from 1976 through 1988, there were 1831 deaths. A total of 308 deaths due to ischemic heart disease occurred in women who denied ischemic heart disease at start of follow-up. An early menopause was associated with increased total mortality (P value for linear… CONTINUE READING

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