Indirani, K (2021) Relationship of age at menarche on anthropometric measurement and menstrual problems of young adolescent girls in Coimbatore district. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, 8 (6). C493-C496. ISSN 2349-5162

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Adolescence is the transitional phase of physical and mental development between childhood to adulthood and is
characterized by immense hormonal changes. Menarche age is the age to begins menstruation and it is sensitive indicator of physical,
biological and psychological environment. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the menarche age and survey the relationship
between current age at menarche with anthropometric measurement and menstrual problems of young college going students in
Coimbatore district. In the present study 100 students were participated and offered structural designed questionnaire as a survey
tool which includes anthropometric indices (height, weight, and BMI), menstrual pattern and menstruation per year. Here the
subjects were grouped as 2 categories, i.e., 18-19years (78%) and 20-21years old (22%). Statistical analysis was carried out in SPSS
software, version 16.0.the data were analysed using descriptive statistics and correlation coefficient. The height was recorded as (r=
-.177), weight as (r= -.073) and BMI as (r= -.037). Body Mass Index (BMI) positively associated(p=>0.05) with Age menarche and
Bleeding Scale. Premenstrual symptoms and menstrual abnormalities and were the most frequent problems encounter. The
anthropometric parameters have strong relationship with the menstrual problems. Bleeding scale was also significantly high in the
girls who were high in BMI. Lifestyle modifications like regular physical activity, decreasing the intake of junk food and promoting
healthy eating habits should be emphasised in school/college health education programs to improve their menstrual health.
Index terms: Adolescence, BMI, Menstrual problems, Lifestyle modification.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 06:01
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 06:01

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