of secondary sexual characteristics in a representative sample of Iranian girls. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during 2005-2006 in 3192 girl students, aged 6-17 years, in Isfahan, Iran. Participants were selected by multistage random cluster sampling from school students.
The median age of puberty onset is 10.14 years, and the onset of puberty before 7.5 years is considered as precocious puberty in a representative sample of Iranian girls. The values obtained from the present study can provide baseline data for analysis of time trends, as well as for international comparisons.
The median age of puberty onset is 10.14 years, and the onset of puberty before 7.5 years is considered as precocious puberty in a representative sample of Iranian girls.
or the age of puberty in less than 2.5% of population, the onset of puberty below 7.42 years (7 years and 5 months) should be considered precocious in Iranian girls who are living in Tehran.
Veröffentlicht in:Annals of Human Biology · 2006Autoren:M Razzaghiazar · Nader Sadigh · Ali Moghimi · Mehdi Montazer · Pedram Golnari · L …Zugehörigkeit: Iran University of Medical SciencesÜber:Pubarche · Menarche · Age of onset · Cross-sectional study · Thelarche · Secondary s…
Age of pubertal stages in a representative sample of Iranian girls Mahin Hashemipour, Hessam H Kashani & Morvarid S Kavosh age of breast development, pubic hair growth and menarche were 10.46±1.37, 11.15±1.30 and 12.56±1.15 years, respectively. Conclusion: We found higher age of different stages of puberty in Isfahan than in some Western
Ethnicity is documented as a factor that describes some international varieties of puberty age. 15,16 In the current study, the mean age at menarche and PH2 was higher in girls with Kurd ethnicity than in other ethnicities. Kurd ethnicity is the third most prevalent ethnicity in Iran after Persian and Azeri ethnicities.
A study on Turkish girls reported that the mean age of puberty onset, pubic hair and menarche were 10.1±1, 11±1 and 12.2±0.9 years. These results showed that age of B 2 and PH 2 onset in Turkish girls is higher than in current study; while menarche onset is lower.
Based on results of the Iranian national census, in a population of almost 70 million in Iran, some 11.5 million were girls 10–24 years old. In Iran, girls’ health status is often considered of greater importance than that of boys. There are several cultural and social reasons for this point of view.