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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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Nnoaham, KE More by this author
Webster, P More by this author
Kumbang, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Biomedical Research Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics
Journal:
Fertility and sterility
Volume:
98
Issue:
3
Pages:
702-712.e6
Publication date:
2012-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1556-5653
ISSN:
0015-0282
URN:
uuid:e9524725-a47f-48c7-888a-3f97d6af1d97
Source identifiers:
341090
Local pid:
pubs:341090

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