Age of onset, nutritional determinants, and seasonal variations in menarche in rural bangladesh

Jee H. Rah, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Ummeh T. Arju, Alain B Labrique, Mahbubur Rashid, Parul S Christian

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Menarche is an important milestone in the development of female adolescents. The study assessed the age at menarche using recall, its seasonality, and association with marital and nutritional status (using mid-upper arm circumference [MUAC]) among 3,923 female adolescents aged 12-19 years in a rural area of Bangladesh. At the time of assessment, most (88%) adolescents had attained menarche at the mean (standard deviation [SD]) age of 12.8 (1.4) years. Age of onset of menarche among married adolescents (13%) occurred earlier than in those who were unmarried (12.6±1.3 years vs 12.9±1.4 years, p2=634.97; p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-807
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2009

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Keywords

  • Age at menarche
  • Bangladesh
  • Marital status
  • Menarche
  • Nutritional status
  • Seasonality

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Food Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Age of onset, nutritional determinants, and seasonal variations in menarche in rural bangladesh. / Rah, Jee H.; Shamim, Abu Ahmed; Arju, Ummeh T.; Labrique, Alain B; Rashid, Mahbubur; Christian, Parul S.

In: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 27, No. 6, 12.2009, p. 802-807.

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