S. M. Dhavan
R. M. Kamble
Govt. Vidarbha Institution of Humanities and Sciences
To assess socioeconomic status of post-menopausal women in Kolhapur city of Maharashtra. 300 post-menopausal women between the age group of 50-59 yrs. were selected from Kolhapur city of Maharashtra.
The mean age of the participants was noted as 54.51 ± 4.90. The majority of the post-menopausal women in all the categories were Hindu (86.0%), married (71.0%) and housewives (63.0%) who studied up to SSC (30.0%). Most of the study population(40.0%) had annual income up to Rs. 2.5 lakh and belonged to small (75.0%) and nuclear (68.0%) families. Most of study population had their menarche before the age of 14 years (50.0%) and had regular (87.0%) and painless (66.0%) menstrual cycles. Majority of selected post-menopausal women got married between the ages of 18-25 years (71.0%) and had spontaneous (natural) menopause (69.0%). The mean age (yrs.) of menopause of was 44.24 ± 5.71.