Secular trends in growth and maturation in British girls.

  title={Secular trends in growth and maturation in British girls.},
  author={Derek Roberts},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  volume={6 1},
Over a period of 28 years, a succession of cross-sectional surveys was carried out on young women entering the University College of Swansea (1959-1970) and then the University of Warwick (1971-1986) each year. Recall data on age at menarche and measurements of stature provide an indication of secular trends in growth and maturation in this section of the population of Britain. The earlier trend to younger age at menarche came to an end in girls born in approximately 1946 and entering… CONTINUE READING

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