Menarchial Age of Secondary School Girls in Urban and Rural Areas of Rivers State, Nigeria

@inproceedings{Ikechukwu2005MenarchialAO,
  title={Menarchial Age of Secondary School Girls in Urban and Rural Areas of Rivers State, Nigeria},
  author={Ikaraoha Chidiebere Ikechukwu and Mbadiwe Ikaraoha Chigaekwu and Igwe Chidi Uzoma and O AllaguaDennis and Mezie Okoye and Iwo Golden To and I OforiPeace},
  year={2005}
}
The menarchial age of 859 secondary school girls consisting of 508 from urban and 351 from rural area of Rivers State, Nigeria were determined, using questionnaires and interview method. Data collation revealed that 69.2% (243) of the rural population were menstruating, while 70.1% (356) of the urban population were menstruating. Mean ages of menarche were 13.19±1.32 years and 14.22±1.47 years for urban and rural areas respectively .A statistically significant lower mean menarchial age was… CONTINUE READING

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