Association of maternal menarcheal age with anthropometric dimensions and blood pressure in children from Greater Bilbao

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Jelenkovic , A & Rebato , E 2016 , ' Association of maternal menarcheal age with anthropometric dimensions and blood pressure in children from Greater Bilbao ' , Annals of Human Biology , vol. 43 , no. 5 , pp. 430-437 . https://doi.org/10.3109/03014460.2015.1069892

Title: Association of maternal menarcheal age with anthropometric dimensions and blood pressure in children from Greater Bilbao
Author: Jelenkovic, Aline; Rebato, Esther
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
Date: 2016-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Annals of Human Biology
ISSN: 0301-4460
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/173110
Abstract: Background: Earlier menarche has been related to shorter height and greater obesity-related anthropometric dimensions and blood pressure in women. Boys and girls with earlier maternal menarcheal age (MMA) have shown greater height and body mass index (BMI) in childhood. Aim: To analyse associations of menarcheal age with their own and their children's anthropometric dimensions and blood pressure. Subjects and methods: The sample consisted of 493 women and their children (aged 2-19 years) from Greater Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain). For both generations there is information on 19 anthropometric dimensions, blood pressure and socio-demographic characteristics. Linear regressions adjusted for different covariates were used to analyse the associations. Results: Menarcheal age in women showed the greatest positive associations with iliospinal height and ectomorphy and negative associations with BMI, sum of six skin-folds, endomorphy and mesomorphy. Boys with earlier MMA had greater body heights and breadths, particularly iliospinal height and biacromial breadth (0.10z-score/year; p Conclusion: Children with earlier MMA tend to have greater anthropometric dimensions. Adolescent growth spurt might affect these relationships, at least in girls.
Subject: Age at menarche
adolescent growth spurt
body heights and breadths
obesity-related dimensions
sex differences
CARDIOVASCULAR RISK-FACTORS
GUANGZHOU BIOBANK COHORT
LEG LENGTH
BODY-SIZE
OBESITY PHENOTYPES
FAT DISTRIBUTION
PUBERTAL CHANGES
DISEASE RISK
GIRLS
MENOPAUSE
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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