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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Secular Trend in the Onset of Menarche in Urban Population

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Author Details: Anadha Gujar, Ameet Kini, M.S Rani

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-9364

Print ISSN : 2581-9356

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 4


Among all the developmental characteristics associated with the adolescence for girls, the onset of menarche is especially noteworthy and obvious. The onset of menarche in girls is a function of multiple factors and has its importance in relation to nation, culture and locality. The onset of menarche is an indication of pubertal growth spurts. The most favorable orthodontics and orthopedic treatment outcomes occur when the treatment begins at a patient’s maturation age. This period helps in carrying out various treatments required for the interception of developing malocclusions.
Hence, the aim of our survey was to assess the mean age of onset of menarche in school girls from Bangalore city of Karnataka and compare their age with that of their mothers and their grandmothers to assess the secular trend in the onset of menarche, if it existed. The sample of 1062 student was considered representative of a major percentage of urban school girls in Bangalore. The findings are reported.

Age at puberty, Girls in Bangalore, Mean age at menarche, Onset of menarche, Secular trend