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Correlation of age at menarche and height in Iranian student girls living in Gorgan -Northeast of Iran

Gharravi, A.M. and Gharravi, S. and Marjani, A. and Moradi, A. and Golalipour, M.J. (2008) Correlation of age at menarche and height in Iranian student girls living in Gorgan -Northeast of Iran. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 58 (8). pp. 426-429. ISSN 00309982 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Objective: To see the association of age at menarche with adult height in girls living in Gorgan - North of Iran. Methods: This study included 100 female university students (aged 18-21 years) born between 1985-1988 and 200 intermediate school students (aged 12-15 years) born between 1992-1994. Age at menarche and its association with height were studied. Data was analyzed by SPSS v11. 5 software. Pearson correlation was used to determine the relation between menarcheal age and height. Results: There was a significant difference in the age of menarche between intermediate school students (12.20 ± 1.45 years) and university students (13.54 ± 1.30 years). This decreased by 68.54 days per 1-year. The significant positive association was between age at menarche and height. Height of students with menarche at an earlier age was less (P<0. 05). There was no significant difference in menarche age in the different socioeconomic classes. Conclusion: Girls living in Gorgan - North of Iran acquire menarche at an early age. Students with earlier menarche reach a shorter adult height.

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 - 18822638 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Health, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult, article, correlation coefficient, data analysis, female, height, human, Iran, menarche, student, adolescent, age, anthropometry, body height, comparative study, growth, development and aging, information processing, questionnaire, student, Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Anthropometry, Body Height, Data Collection, Female, Growth and Development, Humans, Iran, Menarche, Questionnaires, Students
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 04:52
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 08:09
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2319

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