International variability of ages at menarche and menopause: patterns and main determinants.

  title={International variability of ages at menarche and menopause: patterns and main determinants.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Thomas and François N.R. Renaud and Eric B{\'e}n{\'e}fice and Thierry de Mee{\"u}s and J. F. Gu{\'e}gan},
  journal={Human biology},
  volume={73 2},
The purpose of this study was to review published studies on the variability of age at menarche and age at menopause throughout the world, and to identify the main causes for age variation in the timing of these events. We first present a summary table including mean (or median) values of the age at menarche in 67 countries, and of the age at menopause in 26 countries. General linear models showed that mean age at menarche was strongly linked to the mean female life expectancy, suggesting that… CONTINUE READING
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