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

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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

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