Age at Menarche among Iraqi Teenagers

Abstract

AbstractObjective: To determine the age at menarche among teenagers in Baghdad Methods: A total of 658 adolescent girls were included in this study from Baghdad city. Full information including age, residential area, weight, height, date of menstruation, practicing sport (exercise), father's occupation and education, age at menarche of mother, and mother's occupation and education were collected. Multiple regression was used to examine the association between the age of menarche and independent variables.Results: The mean age at menarche was 12.1 ± 2.2 years. Age of menarche was associated with mother's age at menarche, socioeconomic status, BMI, and practicing exercise.Conclusion: Age at menarche was similar to that reported in other communities.

Keywords

Age, Menarche, Iraq