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Table 2 Characteristics of Respondents by Category of HT Use Experience

From: Hormone therapy after the Women's Health Initiative: a qualitative study

Category of HT use Portion of sample entire sample* More than 5 years use More than 10 years use Estrogen only use Good or excellent self-rated health Moderate or severe hot flashes now Moderate or severe hot flashes at worst ever
  N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Never users 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 83 6 33 13 72
Former users+ 25 20 10 40 2 8 9 43 15 64 5 20 17 68
Quitters# 38 30 26 68 10 26 8 21 32 84 15 39 27 71
Restarters& 12 9 9 75 6 50 4 33 7 58 6 50 11 92
Continuers^ 28 22 21 75 12 43 7 25 26 93 1 4 20 73
  1. * Total less than 100% due to 6 responses with missing data to determine whether they were former users or recent quitters.
  2. + Stopped hormone therapy prior to July 2002.
  3. # Stopped hormone therapy after July 2002, and not using at the time of response.
  4. &Stopped hormone therapy after July 2002, and resumed use, using at time of response.
  5. ^ Respondents using HT at the time of response and that did not stop hormone therapy after July 2002.