The age at menarche in some populations of the Veneto, North Italy
Author: Gallo, Pia
Source: Annals of Human Biology, Volume 4, Number 2, Number 2/March 1977 , pp. 179-181(3)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:The mean age at menarche in 6252 girls from secondary schools in six areas of the Veneto (Northern Italy) in 1975–1976, was estimated by probit analysis as 12·77±0·038 years. This mean is the highest known for Italy. Sexual maturation appears late in girls from large families and early in girls from small families: mean menarcheal ages were respectively 12·81±0·057 and 12·64±0·036 years.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institutes of Developmental Psychology and Anthropology, Padua University
Publication date: March 1, 1977