Changes in age at menarche in Germany: Evidence for a continuing decline.

@article{Ostersehlt1991ChangesIA,
  title={Changes in age at menarche in Germany: Evidence for a continuing decline.},
  author={D{\"o}rte Ostersehlt and Heidi Danker-Hopfe},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={1991},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={647-654}
}
Since there are no recent data on secular changes in growth and maturation of girls from West Germany, two cross-sectional studies with equal design have been carried out in Bremerhaven, North Germany, in 1979/80 and 1989. The present paper presents the results of an analysis of changes in age at menarche based on status quo data from school girls (1979/80: 2,796; 1989: 2,223) aged between 10.0 and 18.5 years. Probit analyses show a reduction over the 10-year period from 13.30 ± 1.19 to 13.01… CONTINUE READING

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