Menarche and father absence in a national probability sample.

  title={Menarche and father absence in a national probability sample.},
  author={Anthony F. Bogaert},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  volume={40 4},
  • A. Bogaert
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of biosocial science
The relation between women's timing of menarche and father absence was examined in a national probability sample of Great Britain (NATSAL 2000; N>5000). Current body mass index (as a proxy for childhood weight) was examined as a potential mediator of this relationship, along with the potential moderating role that siblings (e.g. number of older brothers) had on this relationship. As in a number of previous studies, an absent father (but not an absent mother) during childhood predicted an… 

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