Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 250-251 DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001030 2017 by The North American Menopause Society EDITORIAL Do social determinants of health make a difference in the age at natural menopause in Canada? s a primary care clinician with an interest in preven- Consistent with many other studies, socioeconomic con- tive medicine, the age of natural menopause is more ditions are key findings. Often called the social determinants A than just an academic interest. As the authors of ‘‘Age of health, key factors such as income, social status, social at natural menopause and its associated factors in Canada’’ support networks, education, employment and working con- point out, the impact of menopause on women’s health is ditions, personal health practices and coping skills, healthy significant, as is the age of natural menopause that can confer child development, sex, and culture are all known to influence particular risk factors. Just as lifestyle habits such as smoking the health of populations (http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/). and sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of cardiovascular Why would this not hold true for the impact of social disease (CVD), so too can an earlier age of menopause be a
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Published: Mar 1, 2018
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