publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

the duration of puberty in girls is related to the timing of its onset

Martí-Henneberg, Carlos; Vizmanos, Barbara;
  • Published: 01 Oct 1997 Journal: The Journal of Pediatrics, volume 131, pages 618-621 (issn: 0022-3476, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Objective: To observe the time lapse between the start of puberty and the advent of menarche in groups of girls maturing at different ages. Subjects: A sample of 163 girls subgrouped by pubertal onset at 9 ( n = 22), 10 ( n = 53), 11 ( n = 54), 12 ( n = 27), and 13 ( n = 7) years of age. Design: Clinical follow-up from 10 to 17 years of age. Methods: Onset of puberty was defined by the combined observation of mammary development on the Tanner scale and the height curve. The date of menarche was recorded (month and year), and the time lapse was expressed as a function of the date of birth. Results: In the overall study sample, the duration of puberty was 1.96 ± 0...
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Menarche, Tanner scale, Age of onset, Endocrinology
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