“The United Nations has estimated that, worldwide, 985 million women in 2020 are aged 50 and over. The figure is expected to rise to 1.65 billion by 2050”.1

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What may the Postmenopause Statistics Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • After Menopause Statistics
  • Postmenopause Statistics

Aged 50 and Over

Worldwide, in 2020, how many women were estimated to be aged 50 and over?

On page one in The Mediterranean Diet and Menopausal Health: An EMAS Position Statement – 1. Introduction, published 01 July 2020, Cano et al. note:

Postmenopause

“Women are living longer. The United Nations has estimated that, worldwide, 985 million women in 2020 are aged 50 and over. The figure is expected to rise to 1.65 billion by 2050”.2

Aged 45-59

Worldwide, in 2020, how many women were between the ages of 45-49?

In EMAS Press Release: Menopause In the Workplace Must Become A Global Policy, dated 18 August 2021, the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) note:

“In 2020, 657 million women were between the ages of 45-59 worldwide – and 47% of them contributed to the workforce”.3

United States

In the United States, how many women are postmenopausal?

The NAMS caution:

“Exact figures on the number of post-menopausal women and the number reaching menopause every year are difficult to obtain”.4

The NAMS note:

“An estimated 6,000 US women reach menopause every day (more than 2 million per year)”.5

Other figures quoted by the NAMS are:

“There were an estimated 50 million postmenopausal women in the United States in 2010. About 45 million of them were aged older than 52 years, the average age of natural menopause in the Western world. By the year 2020, the number of US women aged older than 51 years is expected to be more than 50 million”.6

Canada

In Canada, how many women will be postmenopausal by 2026?

According to numbers quoted by the NAMS:

“By 2026, it is estimated that almost one-quarter (22%) of the Canadian population will be composed of women older than age 50”.7

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, how many women are estimated to be perimenopausal or women?

In Menopause Factfile: What Employers Should Know About the Menopause statistics quoted by the Local Government Association are:

  • “It’s estimated that there are around 13 million women who are currently peri or menopausal in the UK (Wellbeing of Women) – that’s equal to one third of the entire UK female population”.8

Australia

In Australia, how many women are postmenopausal?

In April 2014, the Australian Menopause Society note:

“The importance of the menopause can best be comprehended when it is realised that there are over 2 million post-menopausal women in Australia, and that every year about 80,000 new women join this group.

These women constitute 40% of all health care visits in Australia”.9

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  1. Antonio Cano, et al., The Mediterranean Diet and Menopausal Health: An EMAS Position Statement Maturitas, 01 July 2020 https://www.emas-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/The-Mediterranean-diet-and-menopausal-health.pdf Accessed: 24 August 2021
  2. Antonio Cano, et al., The Mediterranean Diet and Menopausal Health: An EMAS Position Statement Maturitas, 01 July 2020 https://www.emas-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/The-Mediterranean-diet-and-menopausal-health.pdf Accessed: 24 August 2021
  3. EMAS Press Release: Menopause In the Workplace Must Become A Global Policy. 18 August 2021. European Menopause and Andropause Society https://www.emas-online.org/press_release_menopause_must_become_a_global_policy/ Accessed: 24 August 2021
  4. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide – Chapter 1: Overview of Menopause: Demographics. 5th Edition 2014:1.1
  5. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide – Chapter 1: Overview of Menopause: Demographics. 5th Edition 2014:1.1
  6. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide – Chapter 1: Overview of Menopause: Demographics. 5th Edition 2014:1.1
  7. North American Menopause Society. Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide – Chapter 1: Overview of Menopause: Demographics. 5th Edition 2014:1.1
  8. Menopause Factfile: What Employers Should Know About the Menopause Local Government Association https://local.gov.uk/our-support/workforce-and-hr-support/wellbeing/menopause/menopause-factfile Accessed: 24 August 2021
  9. Mission and Vision. Content Updated April 2014. Australasian Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org.au/about-ams/mission-and-vision Accessed: 24 August 2021

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