Secular trend in the age at menarche in Haiti.

  title={Secular trend in the age at menarche in Haiti.},
  author={Debora L. Barnes-Josiah and Antoine Augustin},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  volume={7 3},
Trends in age at menarche of 10,563 pregnant Haitian women enrolled in a longitudinal study of maternal mortality are examined. Mean recalled age at menarche for adult women in the sample was 15.37 years. However, there was a clear decline in mean menarcheal ages from the oldest to the youngest women, with a mean rate of decline for adult women of 0.36 years per decade. Mean menarcheal age was higher in each age group of rural women than for women in the metropolitan Port-au-Prince area; the… CONTINUE READING

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