Femoral neck dimensions are unlikely to be associated with age at menarche

Pasco, J. A., Panahi, S., Henry, M. J., Seeman, E., Nicholson, G. C. and Kotowicz, M. A. 1999, Femoral neck dimensions are unlikely to be associated with age at menarche, Osteoporosis International, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 557-559, doi: 10.1007/s001980050185.

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Title Femoral neck dimensions are unlikely to be associated with age at menarche
Author(s) Pasco, J. A.ORCID iD for Pasco, J. A. orcid.org/0000-0002-8968-4714
Panahi, S.
Henry, M. J.
Seeman, E.
Nicholson, G. C.
Kotowicz, M. A.ORCID iD for Kotowicz, M. A. orcid.org/0000-0002-8094-1411
Journal name Osteoporosis International
Volume number 9
Issue number 6
Start page 557
End page 559
Total pages 3
Publisher Springer U. K.
Place of publication Surrey, England
Publication date 1999
ISSN 0937-941X
Keyword(s) epidemiology
femoral neck geometry
hip axis length
Summary Hip axis length (HAL) has been reported as an independent risk factor for hip fracture. Later puberty may increase bone size because of delayed epiphyseal fusion. We sought to identify associations between bone size at the proximal femur with age at menarche and other indices of growth such as stature. Femoral neck dimensions were measured from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans of the proximal femur in a random sample of 203 premenopausal Caucasian women (age 20–30 years). There were no associations between age at menarche and HAL, femoral axis length (FAL) or femoral neck width (FNW). Age at menarche was associated with height (r= 0.2, p= 0.02). Variations in HAL, FAL and FNW do not appear to be related to age at menarche.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s001980050185
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1999, International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042821

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