Menarchal age and the stress of war : an example from Bosnia.
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of very low socioeconomic status, physical injury and psychological trauma on the menarchal age of deported girls who lived in besieged Srebrenica, a town that had a highly disrupted environment from the end of 1992 to mid 1995.
The Srebrenica girls had a significantly higher mean menarchal age compared with a control group who lived mainly in peaceful communities in the unoccupied territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Conclusion Our results show that psychological trauma, physical injury and low socioeconomic status, which provoked by the events of war, delay the age of menarche.
Mots-clés Pascal : Première menstruation, Age, Retard, Association, Statut socioéconomique, Dommage corporel, Trouble émotion, Stress, Guerre, Etude statistique, Etude comparative, Epidémiologie, Bosnie Herzégovine, Europe, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Femelle, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Effet milieu, Psychopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Menarche, Age, Delay, Association, Socioeconomic status, Physical injury, Emotional disorder, Stress, War, Statistical study, Comparative study, Epidemiology, Bosnia Herzegovina, Europe, Child, Human, Adolescent, Female, Female genital diseases, Medium effect, Psychopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0048550
Code Inist : 002B20C01. Création : 31/05/1999.