Po596 Do Menopausal Women Take More Supplements?

neda ferizovic1, Amra Lasic1, Zlata Frasto1, Safija Selmanovic1 e maida podzic2
1Sarajevo; 2sarajevo
Goal To determine whether menopausal women take more supplements and which supplement is used the most.
Method Epidemiological research performed during January and February of 2013 in public health centres in 5 municipalities of the Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two groups of women ages 45 – 55, both menopausal and not in menopause, were compared (250 participants in each group). Participants were selected by their successive arrival to the infirmary; the parameters of the study were: age, age of the menopause onset, smoking status, BMI, use of supplements. Data were collected from their medical records and during interviews, and then statistically analysed.
Results 250 women (50 %) are menopausal, 235 women (47 %) are smokers, out of the total 500 women participants, with average 50,47 years of age, SD 3,32 years. 107 non-menopausal women (42,8 %) smoke, 128 menopausal women (51,2 %) smoke. 205 participants (41 %) have B M I 30. Average age for menopause onset is 47. 70 women (28 %) not in menopause use supplements, while 132 menopausal women (52 %) use supplements. 71 smokers (55,47 %) in the menopausal group use supplements,while 61(50%) non-smokers in the menopausal groups use supplements. 35 smokers(32,71 %) in group of non-menopausal women uses supplements, while 36 non-smokers (25,17%) of the same group also use supplements. The following supplements are most used: Omega 3 – 101 women in total(20,2 %), 40 non-menopausal-women(16 %), and 61 menopausal women (24,4 %). Ca with D vitamin – 96 women in total (19,2 %), 26 women of the group not in menopause (10,4 %), and 70 menopausal women (28 %). Other supplements as follows: multivitamins 10 (2 %), phytoestrogens 5(1 %), Mg 12 (2,4 %), selenium 3(0,6 %), chokeberry 2(0,4%), other total 6 (1,2%).
Conclusion In the same age group, menopausal women (52 %) take more supplements than women not in menopause (28%). Omega 3 and Ca with D vitamin are used the most, which speaks in favour of developed awareness for the need for primary and secondary prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases in menopause. Given the large percentage of B M I 30 and a high percentage of smokers, it is necessary to work more on eliminating these risk factors.
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