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Association between puberty and weight, height and body mass index in a developing community

Bazrafshan, H. and Behnampour, N. and Sarabandi, F. and Mirpour, S. (2012) Association between puberty and weight, height and body mass index in a developing community. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 62 (5). pp. 454-457. ISSN 00309982 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the epidemiology of pubertal development of girls in a developing community. Methods: The cross-sectional study was undertaken in July 2005, on 788 healthy 7-16 years old girls in Gorgan, the most populous city of Golestan province in northern Iran. Physical examination, was performed and height, weight and body mass index were noted. Pubertal stages were assessed by clinical examination according to the methods of Marshall and Tanner, while the mean menarcheal age was calculated by using the status quo method. The data was treated with analysis of variance Pearson's linear regression and SPSS version 16.0. Results: The mean age, weight, height and BMI ± standard deviation of the studied girls were 10.32±2.48 years, 35.07±11.30 kg, 140.11±14.62 cm, and 17.34±3.55 kg/m 2 respectively. Menarche had occurred with the mean menarcheal age being 12.15±1.11 years. The mean age at the onset of breast development was 10.55±1.57 years. There was no significant association between mean height, weight and BMI and the menarcheal age and pubertal stage. Conclusion: Based on the epidemiology of pubertal development of girls in the study, there seems to be a case for creating particular guidelines for pubertal development assessment for each type of society in addition to the standard international guidelines in this regard.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Pak. Med. Assoc. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 22755308 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Endocrinology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Pediatrics, Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Menarche, Puberty, adolescent, article, body height, body mass, body weight, breast development, child, community, cross-sectional study, female, human, Iran, menarche, normal human, physical examination, puberty, school child, Adolescent, Analysis of Variance, Body Height, Body Mass Index, Body Weight, Child, Cross-Sectional Studies, Developing Countries, Female, Humans, Iran, Linear Models, Physical Examination, Puberty, Reference Values
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:54
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 11:25
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2020

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