Menarcheal Age Variation Between Chakma Tribal and Bengali Non-Tribal Girls of Tripura, North-East India

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By Research Archive Posted on Jan 6, 2023
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Shilpi Saha, Satyapriya Roy American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences (Science Publishing Group) 2022
English India
Abstract
Menarche is the first onset of menstrual bleeding and considered as a significant marker of attaining sexual maturity in girls. Various factors may influence age at menarche like genetic, nutritional status, environment, socioeconomic status and education. The main purpose of this study is to determine mean age at menarche of Chakma tribal and Bengali non tribal girls of Tripura with their ethnicity and socio economic condition. Data on age at menarche have been collected by using Status quo method of recall from adolescent Chakma tribal and Bengali non tribal girls of different schools of North, Unokoti, Dhalai and South District of Tripura. An effect of socioeconomic condition on age at menarche was taken in consideration. Among studied sample 357 Chakma tribal girls and 368 Bengali girls have experienced menarche. Median age at menarche, estimated by probits, is 12.53 years (0.12) and 11.83 years (0.13) for the Chakma and Bengali girls respectively. However, the age differences are found to be statistically highly significant (P
Chakma Tribal, Bengali, Menarche, Socio-Economic, Tripura

Menarche is the first onset of menstrual bleeding and considered as a significant marker of attaining sexual maturity in girls. Various factors may influence age at menarche like genetic, nutritional status, environment, socioeconomic status and education. The main purpose of this study is to determine mean age at menarche of Chakma tribal and Bengali non tribal girls of Tripura with their ethnicity and socio economic condition. Data on age at menarche have been collected by using Status quo method of recall from adolescent Chakma tribal and Bengali non tribal girls of different schools of North, Unokoti, Dhalai and South District of Tripura. An effect of socioeconomic condition on age at menarche was taken in consideration. Among studied sample 357 Chakma tribal girls and 368 Bengali girls have experienced menarche. Median age at menarche, estimated by probits, is 12.53 years (0.12) and 11.83 years (0.13) for the Chakma and Bengali girls respectively. However, the age differences are found to be statistically highly significant (P

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