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A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls

Smriti Sinha, Mohd Asghar Ali.

Abstract
Background: The menarche is known to assess the integrity of a woman’s circuitry from brain to ovary to the uterus and its timing is determined by multiple factors, one of which is attainment of a particular waist-to-hip (W/H) ratio, suggesting that leptin conveys information about the fat distribution to hypothalamus to initiate the process of menarche.

Aims and Objectives: This study aims to assess the mean age of menarche in this region (AOM) and to find if there is any difference between the AOM of government and private school-going girls and to find the relationship between AOM and various anthropometric measurements.

Materials and Methods: A total of 250 randomly selected adolescent girls were asked to fill a pretested pre-structured questionnaire regarding anthropometric measurements, sociodemographic profile, and menstrual history.

Results: The mean AOM was found to be 12.94 ± 0.74 years and the difference between the AOM of government and private schools is highly significant (P < 0.001) and W/H ratio is the single best predictor of the AOM.

Conclusion: As childhood obesity and mental stress are on a rise worldwide, both these puberty accelerators are producing a new generation of girls who are sexually mature at a very tender age and this pubertal maturity should be matched by social maturity.

Key words: Age of Menarche; Waist-to-Hip Ratio; Body Mass Index; Government and Private School-going Girls


 
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Sinha S, Ali MA. A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(1): 49-53. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019


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Sinha S, Ali MA. A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(1): 49-53. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019



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Sinha S, Ali MA. A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2020), [cited September 01, 2020]; 10(1): 49-53. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019



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Sinha, S. & Ali, . M. A. (2020) A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 10 (1), 49-53. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019



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Sinha, Smriti, and Mohd Asghar Ali. 2020. A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (1), 49-53. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019



Chicago Style

Sinha, Smriti, and Mohd Asghar Ali. "A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10 (2020), 49-53. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sinha, Smriti, and Mohd Asghar Ali. "A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10.1 (2020), 49-53. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sinha, S. & Ali, . M. A. (2020) A comparative study of age of menarche in private and government school-going girls. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (1), 49-53. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.1035613112019