The Study on Age of Menarche in Girls in the Buldana District of Maharashtra

Vaibhav Suresh Adhao, Raju Ramesh Thenge, Prashan Vishnu Ajmire
2020 International Journal of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance  
The present study was designed to determine the age at which menarche occurs among school girls in Buldana district of Maharashtra state, India. A survey was conducted among 488 girls by writing the questionnaire from schools in the selected area. Respondents completed a questionnaire that recorded age at first menstruation by the recall, residential status, type of education, and diet/food habit. The mean age at menarche was 13.44 ± 0.75 years. Most girls (72.95%) of the respondents were found
more » ... pondents were found of normal age menarche (12–14 years), 27.05% of late-type menarche (> 14 years), and 0% were of early menarche (less than 12 years). Our study suggests an influence of school education, residential area, and diet/food habit on menarcheal age.
doi:10.25258/ijpqa.11.2.1 fatcat:6mhjewky7bhobdpclwyphbdt74