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Birth weight and prepubertal body size predict menarcheal age in India, Peru, and Vietnam

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Evidence on the associations of birth weight and prepubertal nutritional status with menarcheal age for low‐ and middle‐income countries is limited. We investigated these relationships using the Young Lives younger cohort for 2001 Indian, Peruvian, and Vietnamese girls born in 2001–2002. Girls were followed at approximately ages 1, 5, 8, and 12 years. Weibull survival models estimated hazards of earlier menarche on the basis of birth weight Z‐scores (BWZ), and age‐8 BMI‐for‐age Z‐scores (BMIZ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/nyas.13445

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
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National Institutes of Health
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R01 HD07099
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Name:
Sackler Institute Collaborative Initiative Aimed at Using Existing Datasets to Conduct Research on Adolescent Women's Nutritional Status
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567850
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Grand Challenges Canada
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0072-03
Publisher:
Wiley
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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
1416
Issue:
1
Pages:
107-116
Publication date:
2017-09-28
Acceptance date:
2017-07-03
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1749-6632
ISSN:
0077-8923
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pubs:807791
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uuid:6d88963b-24f0-43ba-8a98-6c47f958c59c
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807791
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2017-12-04

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