International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 14, Issue 2–3, pp 203–209 | Cite as

Recent data about age at menarche in the biscay province (Basque Country, Spain)

  • E. Rebato
  • L. San Martín
  • J. Rosique
  • I. Salces
  • C. Susanne


Data on menarcheal age were collected by thestatus quo method on a sample of 808 schoolgirls (8–19 years of age), from the Margen Izquierda area of the Biscay province (Basque Country). Probit analysis provided a mean age at menarche of 12.5±0.05 years with a standard deviation of 1.0 years. The result was compared with data from other previous Basque studies and related to age at PHV of the same sample.


Menarcheal age Peak Height Velocity Preece-Baines Model I Basque Country 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Rebato
    • 1
  • L. San Martín
    • 1
  • J. Rosique
    • 1
  • I. Salces
    • 1
  • C. Susanne
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Physical Anthropology, Department of Animal Biology and Genetics, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Laboratory of AnthropogeneticsFree University BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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