High levels of habitual physical activity in west African adolescent girls and relationship to maturation, growth, and nutritional status: results from a 3-year prospective study.

@article{Bnfice2001HighLO,
  title={High levels of habitual physical activity in west African adolescent girls and relationship to maturation, growth, and nutritional status: results from a 3-year prospective study.},
  author={Eric B{\'e}n{\'e}fice and Denis Garnier and Gnagna Mbaye Ndiaye},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={808-20}
}
This study examines energy expenditure and physical activity levels for a sample of 40 adolescent girls of the Sereer ethnic group of rural Senegal. The girls were 13.3 +/- 0.5 years at the start of the study (June 1997) and were followed annually for the next 2 years during puberty. Data collected during each round included: 1) pubertal status (as assessed by breast development and occurrence of menarche); 2) selected anthropometric dimensions (weight, stature, arm circumference, and six… CONTINUE READING