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Table 2 The effect of the three most important factors for each of the outcomes

From: Factors associated with a clinically relevant reduction in menopausal symptoms of a standardized acupuncture approach for women with bothersome menopausal symptoms

  Hot Flushes (HF) Day-and-Night Sweats (DNS) General Sweating (GS) Menopausal-Specific Sleeping Problems Overall change in symptoms
  OR (95%CI) p-value OR (95%CI) p-value OR (95%CI) p-value OR (95%CI) p-value OR (95%CI) p-value
Education   0.0005   0.2219   0.5169   0.0097   0.0129
Vocational   3.83 (1.01; 16.37) 0.0865 1.90 (0.46; 7.90) 0.3732 9.43 (2.01; 70.07) 0.0133 9.36 (2.36; 48.84) 0.0038
Short or medicum cycle higher education 0.56 (0.06; 3.86) 0.5852 1.45 (0.22; 9.28) 0.6971 2.71 (0.38; 20.56) 0.3275 0.30 (0.03; 2.34) 0.2787 1.80 (0.28; 11.13) 0.5315
Long cycle higher education ref ref   ref   ref   ref  
Other 0.66 (0.10; 3.91) 0.6568 2.71 (0.54; 14.74) 0.2373 0.65 (0.08; 3.79) 0.6616 1.65 (0.28; 10.64) 0.5894 2.20 (0.45; 11.39) 0.3388
Physical activity   0.1914         
No physical activity 0.33 (0.05; 1.69) 0.2170
1–3 times per week ref  
≥4 times per week 0.29 (0.06; 1.30) 0.1146
Alcohol   0.0038     0.2178   0.0736   0.2298
No alcohol   1.27 (0.22; 6.70) 0.7839 8.14 (1.17; 166.28) 0.0973 2.13 (0.41; 12.74) 0.3884
≤14 units per week ref   ref   ref   ref  
> 14 units per week 0.29 (0.05; 1.41) 0.1461 0.19 (0.01; 1.29) 0.1894 0.75 (0.16; 3.37) 0.7113 0.37 (0.06; 1.67) 0.2413
Number of births     0.2176   0.2397     
None 0.32 (0.01; 3.60) 0.4479 0.00  
One 0.47 (0.10; 1.89) 0.3139 0.42 (0.06; 2.07) 0.3368
Two ref   ref  
More than two 2.38 (0.60; 10.61) 0.2367 0.62 (0.11; 2.91) 0.5672
Urinary incontinence     0.1376       0.1582
No ref   ref  
Yes 2.00 (0.77; 7.27) 0.2262 2.31 (0.72; 7.85) 0.1695
Current use of alternative treatment       0.0038   
 No ref  
 Yes 0.12 (0.02; 0.53) 0.0112