Timing and secular trend of pubertal development in Beijing girls.

  title={Timing and secular trend of pubertal development in Beijing girls.},
  author={Fang-fang Chen and You-fa Wang and Jie Mi},
  journal={World journal of pediatrics : WJP},
  volume={10 1},
BACKGROUND Historical research is limited in changes in pubertal development in Chinese girls. We aimed to identify the timing of pubertal characteristics and the secular trend of menarche age among Beijing girls from the 1980s through the 2000s. METHODS Six data sets were analyzed, including the Beijing Child and Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome study in 2004, where 9778 Bejing girls aged 6-18 years were studied. The Fetal Origins of Adult Disease study provided retrospective menarche age from… CONTINUE READING

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