Age Of Biological Maturity of Malaysian Girls by Ethnicity

Abu Bakar, Noor Laily and K. Majumdar, Prasanta and Tan, Boon Ann (1983) Age Of Biological Maturity of Malaysian Girls by Ethnicity. Malaysian Journal of Reproductive Health, 1 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN KDN 0563/83

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This study tries to estimate the age of biological maturity of Malaysian girls by ethnicity by employing an indirect methodology. Age at biological maturity is estimated by considering retrospective fertility and family survey data on marriage, first birth, and contraceptive use. The waiting time for the biological mature females to conceive is 3.0 months; 3.2 months among the Malays, 2.7 months among the Chinese, and 2.8 months among the Indians.The maximum age of attaining biological maturity is 20 for all ethnic groups except Indians (19 years). The expected age biological maturity at birth is 15.6 years; 15.3 years for the Malays, 15.4 for the Chinese and 14.8 years for the Indians.The mean age of attaining biological maturity coincides with the expected age of attaining biological maturity at birth.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Biological Maturity, puberty
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 618 Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Reproductive Health
Deposited By: Mrs Nekmat Nily Waheeda
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2015 01:13
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 04:09

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