Prevalence of depression and anxiety in women newly diagnosed with vulvovaginal atrophy and dyspareunia

Objective: To quantify the association between vulvovaginal atrophy and depression, major depressive disorder, and anxiety. Methods: Women with vulvovaginal atrophy from the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental Databases (01/2010-09/2016) with ≥365 days of continuous insurance coverage before and after the first vulvovaginal atrophy/dyspareunia diagnosis (index date) were selected. Women with vulvovaginal atrophy were matched 1:3 to women without (controls) according to age, calendar year, health plan, and region. The study period spanned from 12 months before to 12 months after index date. The ratios of diagnosed depression, major depressive disorder, and anxiety among women with vulvovaginal atrophy and the controls were calculated. Logistic regressions adjusting for proxies of menopause were used to compare prevalence. Results: In all, 125,889 women with vulvovaginal atrophy and 376,057 controls were included (mean age 60.7 [45-101]). The prevalence of depression, major depressive disorder, and anxiety was higher among women with vulvovaginal atrophy compared with controls (23.9% vs 18.9%, 6.3% vs 4.7%, 16.6% vs 11.3%), with prevalence ratios of 1.26, 1.33, and 1.47, respectively (all P 
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