Interrelationships among measures of somatic, skeletal, dental, and sexual maturity.

  title={Interrelationships among measures of somatic, skeletal, dental, and sexual maturity.},
  author={Arto Demirjian and Peter H. Buschang and Richard Tanguay and David P. Patterson},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics},
  volume={88 5},
The interrelationships among five measures of physiologic maturity for 50 French-Canadian girls are evaluated--menarche, peak height velocity (PHV), 75% skeletal maturity, appearance of the ulnar sesamoid, and 90% dental development. The mean ages of occurrence of the events differed significantly (P less than 0.01). Menarche and 90% dental maturity showed the least variability. Ages of PHV, menarche, and 75% skeletal maturity were significantly correlated (P less than 0.05). Age of menarche… CONTINUE READING

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