Journal article

A study on the use of medication for climacteric complaints in western Europe--II.

BJ Oddens, MJ Boulet, P Lehert, AP Visser

Maturitas | Published : 1994


Samples of about 300 women aged 40-69 were interviewed in Denmark and the Netherlands about consultations with a physician for climacteric complaints, awareness regarding the menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and use of medication. Twenty percent of Danish and 13% of Dutch respondents had consulted a physician. Fifty percent of Danish and 16% of Dutch respondents were informed about the menopause, and 46% of Danish and 10% of Dutch respondents were informed about HRT, the mass media being the most important information source. In Denmark and the Netherlands HRT use rates were 12% and 4%, respectively, those for non-hormonal treatment being 6% and 2%, and for tranquillizers 11%..

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