Longitudinal estimates of puberty timing in Senegalese adolescent girls.

  title={Longitudinal estimates of puberty timing in Senegalese adolescent girls.},
  author={Denis Garnier and Kirsten Bork Simondon and Eric B{\'e}n{\'e}fice},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  volume={17 6},
This study aimed to assess the timing of sexual maturation (breast development and menarche occurrence) among sub-Saharan African adolescent girls from rural areas. In the framework of a longitudinal study of growth at puberty, the stages of pubertal development (Tanner classification) and menarche occurrence were recorded at intervals between 1995 and 2000 in a sample of 406 Senegalese adolescent girls from a rural area. Nutritional status was estimated during infancy, childhood, and… CONTINUE READING
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