The menarche age of secondary school girls in Zahedan

AUTHORS

Mohammad Reza Shahraki 1 , * , Mehdi Mohammadi 2 , l Akbarzade 3 , M Karamiporzaree 3

1 Physiology dept, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Epidemiology and statistics dept, Faculty of Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

3 Medical student, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Shahraki M R , Mohammadi M, Akbarzade L, Karamiporzaree M. The menarche age of secondary school girls in Zahedan, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2002 ; 4(4):e95315.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 4 (4); e95315
Published Online: December 22, 2002
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 01, 2002
Accepted: December 17, 2002
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Abstract

Individual behavior is dependent to brain activities and hormone secretion. Puberty in females
is manifestation of hormonic changes and their effects on behavior of this age. Mental revolution
caused by this results in actions which necessarily needs parental and tuforal, because menarche
can be considered as a probably growth index. This study was performed on secondary school girls
in Zahedan in 1380 to determine their age of menarche; 558 students were selected by multistage
random sampling.
Data were collected using a questionnaire filled by each selected student. Their height and
weight were measured and added to the questionnaires. Data were analyzed by SPSS package and
the Shefea test was used. The results are expressed as mean ± SE and P <0.05 were considered
significant.
The results showed that the menarche age is 12.6 ± 0.05 years. Significant correlations were
observed between the age of menarche and mothers education, number at family members, physical
and mental circumstances and people’s appetite. There was no correlation between the age of
menarche and parents’ jobs, fathers’ education and race.

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