A study of menarcheal age in India
Source: Annals of Human Biology, Volume 4, Number 2, Number 2/March 1977 , pp. 171-177(7)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:A study of menarcheal age was carried out in southern India. A logit method of analysis was applied to status quo data on 1267 Tamil and Telugu speaking girls aged 9 to 18 years in 3 schools catering for different socio-economic groups. There appears to be no relationship of menarcheal age with dietary pattern classified simply as vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Differences in median age at menarche between schools correspond well with the socio-economic differences between them. The median age in the most advantaged school (12·86 years) is comparable with that in recent studies in southern and eastern Europe, and may perhaps be in advance of some recent north-west European samples.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 1977