Maturational timing and overweight prevalence in US adolescent girls.

  title={Maturational timing and overweight prevalence in US adolescent girls.},
  author={Linda S. Adair and Penny Gordon-Larsen},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={91 4},
OBJECTIVES This study examined the relation of age at menarche to overweight in US adolescent girls. METHODS Effects of age at menarche and race/ethnicity on overweight were estimated via logistic regression, after adjustment for sociodemographic characteristics, in a sample of 6507 Hispanic, Black, White, and Asian American girls who participated in wave 2 of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. RESULTS Overweight prevalence rates were significantly higher in early… CONTINUE READING

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