IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 3, March 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The present observational, cross sectional study was carried out in urban women (n=100) from Jharsuguda with the natural body process menopause to evaluate age at menopause and menopausal symptoms in women above the age of 40 belonging to the middle socioeconomic strata from Jharsuguda Western Odisha as well as to evaluate the correlation of age on these symptoms by interviewing regarding their menopausal complaints in the following 40-45(n=39), 45-50(n=36),50-55(n=17),>55(n=8) years age groups. Mean age of menopause was 44.82 and median 45 years. Menopausal symptoms were assessed by a 36-items checklist. The study reveal, varying nature of symptoms with age and vasomotor symptoms being more prevalent with lesser psychological complaints in this region. Such regional studies will help to corroborate data so that health care providers can plan strategies for the middle aged women suffering from these menopausal symptoms.