Puberty age in girls, Bandar Abbas, Iran (2000)


Abbas Fazli 1 , * , Mohammad Moosavi 2 , Sholeh Namazi 3 , Shahram Zare 4

1 Instructor Department of General Courses, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Instructor Department of Psychology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Fazli A, Moosavi M, Namazi S, Zare S . Puberty age in girls, Bandar Abbas, Iran (2000), Hormozgan Med J. 2007 ; 11(1):e89109.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 11 (1); e89109
Published Online: September 19, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 02, 2006
Accepted: September 19, 2006


Introduction: Puberty is a stage of human growth with physical, sensational and
cognitional changes. Numerous studies has been conducted about different
aspects of puberty by psychologists, legal experts and jurisprudents. The studies
show that puberty tends to different social and legal consequences and puberty
age is related to factors such as race and socioeconomic status. In this study,
puberty age is investigated in Bandar Abbas with a specific geographic condition.
Methods: In this descriptive study, 8 schools were randomly selected as clusters of 9
to 13 years old, from both educational negions of the city. A predesigned
questionnaire for mental , psychological and physical changes was completed for
each student. For statistical analysis, t-test and analysis of variance with significance
level of 0.5 ware used.
Results: Results show a significant difference between age of those with physical
puberty and without physical puberty (P<0.05). There was also, a significant
difference between mental and psychological grade mean in different age groups.
This difference was higher in 11-year age group, especially between 9 and 10
year age group with 11-year age group. On the other hand, a significant
relationship between age and religious puberty was clear, but there was not a
statistical relationship between mental and physical puberty.
Conclusion: Results of this study reveals that, puberty age, based on integration of
mental, psychological and religious puberty, is between 12 and 13 years old with
average of 12.6. This age is in agreement with physical puberty. It seems that social
and religious low for girls in this geopraphic region such as religious duties
celebration should change from 9-years old to an upper age.



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