Oestrogen and age estimations of perimenopausal women

Lancet. 1999 Jul 17;354(9174):224. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)01436-1.


We estimated the age of perimenopausal women at a first visit and measured the concentrations of oestradiol in serum. The accuracy of estimation of age strongly correlated with oestradiol concentrations: age was overestimated when oestradiol was low and underestimated when oestradiol was high.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aging / blood*
  • Estradiol / blood*
  • Female
  • Follicular Phase / blood
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Premenopause / blood*
  • Regression Analysis


  • Estradiol