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Is early age at menarche a risk factor for endometriosis? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies

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Objective: To review published studies evaluating early menarche and the risk of endometriosis. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies. Setting: None. Patient(s): Eighteen case-control studies of age at menarche and risk of endometriosis including 3,805 women with endometriosis and 9,526 controls. Intervention(s): None. Main Outcome Measure(s): Medline and Embase databases were searched from 1980 to 2011 to locate relevant studies. Results of primary studies were ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Author
Journal:
Fertility and Sterility More from this journal
Volume:
98
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2012-09-01
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EISSN:
1556-5653
ISSN:
0015-0282
Language:
English
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pubs:350862
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uuid:088ad56d-d464-4093-a11e-971b6f05aae9
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pubs:350862
Source identifiers:
350862
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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