Optimal age of sexual maturation in Egyptian children
AbstractTo establish the optimal age of sexual maturation in Egyptian children, Tanner's maturity stages were determined for a sample of children and adolescents [1550 girls, 1563 boys] ranging from 6.5 to 18.5 years. The mean age for attainment of pubic hair [stage PH2] was 10.46 [SD 1.36] years for girls and 11.86 [SD 1.45] years for boys. For axillary hair [stage A2], mean age was 11.65 [SD 1.62] years for girls and 13.55 [SD 1.52] years for boys. The mean age at menarche in girls was 12.44 years and for breast development [stage B2] was 10.71 [SD 1.30] years. Testicular volume by palpation showed that the mean age of genital stage G2 for boys was 10.56 [SD 1.40] years. The study results can aid in the assessment of sexual maturation and pubertal disorders in Egyptian adolescents
Ghaly, I., Hussein, F.H., Abdel Ghaffar, S., Anwar, G. & Seirvogel, R.M. (2008). Optimal age of sexual maturation in Egyptian children. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (6), 1391-1399, 2008 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117569
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (6), 1391-1399, 2008
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