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Age of pubertal events in Chilean school age girls and its relationship with socioeconomic status and body mass index

Age of pubertal events in Chilean school age girls and its relationship with socioeconomic status and body mass index

Revista Medica de Chile 132(7): 801-808

Background: Recent studies in the United States have demonstrated that a significant proportion of girls show thelarche before the age of eight years. Nutritional status, geographic influences and racial factors are known to affect the timing of puberty. Aim: To evaluate the age of onset of puberty, development of secondary sexual characteristics and menarche in Chilean girls, and its relation to obesity and socioeconomic status.

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