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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/345745
Title:
Childhood Abuse and Early Menarche Among Peruvian Women
Authors:
Barrios, Yasmin V.; Sánchez, Sixto E.; Nicolaidis, Christina; Garcia, Pedro J.; Gelaye, Bizu; Zhong, Qiuyue; Williams, Michelle A.
Publisher:
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Journal:
Journal of Adolescent Health
Issue Date:
28-Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/345745
DOI:
10.1016/j.jgar.2015.01.004
Additional Links:
http://www.jgaronline.com/article/S2213-7165%2815%2900006-5/references
Abstract:
Purpose: Childhood abuse has been associated with age of menarche in some studies, but not all, and few have assessed the independent associations of sexual and physical abuse with early menarche. We examined the association between childhood abuse and early menarche among pregnant women in Lima, Peru. Methods: Multinomial logistic regression procedures were used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for early menarche ( 11 years) in relation to any physical or sexual childhood abuse, physical abuse only, sexual abuse only, and both physical and sexual abuse in a cohort of 1,499 pregnant (first trimester) women. Results: Approximately 69% of participants reported experiencing physical or sexual abuse in childhood. The frequencies of physical abuse only, sexual abuse only, and both physical and sexual abuse were 37.4%, 7.7%, and 24.5%, respectively. Compared with women who reported no childhood abuse, those who reported any childhood abuse had a 1.38-fold increased odds of early menarche (95% CI, 1.01e1.87). Compared with no abuse, the odds of early menarche was 1.60-fold among women with childhood sexual abuse only (OR, 1.60; 95% CI, .93e2.74) and 1.56-fold for those with both physical and sexual abuse (OR, 1.56; 95% CI, 1.07e2.25) during childhood. Isolated physical abuse was weakly associated with early menarche (OR, 1.23; 95% CI, .87e1.74). There was no clear evidence of association of childhood abuse with late menarche ( 15 years). Conclusions: Childhood abuse, particularly joint physical and sexual abuse, is associated with early menarche. Our findings add to an expanding body of studies documenting the enduring adverse health consequences of childhood abuse.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
The authors wish to thank the dedicated staff members of Asociacion Civil Proyectos en Salud (PROESA), Peru, and Instituto Materno Perinatal, Peru, for their expert technical assistance with this research
ISSN:
1054-139X

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dc.contributor.authorBarrios, Yasmin V.es_PE
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Sixto E.es_PE
dc.contributor.authorNicolaidis, Christinaes_PE
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Pedro J.es_PE
dc.contributor.authorGelaye, Bizues_PE
dc.contributor.authorZhong, Qiuyuees_PE
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Michelle A.es_PE
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-01T02:37:43Zes_PE
dc.date.available2015-03-01T02:37:43Zes_PE
dc.date.issued2015-02-28es_PE
dc.identifier.issn1054-139Xes_PE
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jgar.2015.01.004es_PE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/345745es_PE
dc.descriptionThe authors wish to thank the dedicated staff members of Asociacion Civil Proyectos en Salud (PROESA), Peru, and Instituto Materno Perinatal, Peru, for their expert technical assistance with this researches_PE
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Childhood abuse has been associated with age of menarche in some studies, but not all, and few have assessed the independent associations of sexual and physical abuse with early menarche. We examined the association between childhood abuse and early menarche among pregnant women in Lima, Peru. Methods: Multinomial logistic regression procedures were used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for early menarche ( 11 years) in relation to any physical or sexual childhood abuse, physical abuse only, sexual abuse only, and both physical and sexual abuse in a cohort of 1,499 pregnant (first trimester) women. Results: Approximately 69% of participants reported experiencing physical or sexual abuse in childhood. The frequencies of physical abuse only, sexual abuse only, and both physical and sexual abuse were 37.4%, 7.7%, and 24.5%, respectively. Compared with women who reported no childhood abuse, those who reported any childhood abuse had a 1.38-fold increased odds of early menarche (95% CI, 1.01e1.87). Compared with no abuse, the odds of early menarche was 1.60-fold among women with childhood sexual abuse only (OR, 1.60; 95% CI, .93e2.74) and 1.56-fold for those with both physical and sexual abuse (OR, 1.56; 95% CI, 1.07e2.25) during childhood. Isolated physical abuse was weakly associated with early menarche (OR, 1.23; 95% CI, .87e1.74). There was no clear evidence of association of childhood abuse with late menarche ( 15 years). Conclusions: Childhood abuse, particularly joint physical and sexual abuse, is associated with early menarche. Our findings add to an expanding body of studies documenting the enduring adverse health consequences of childhood abuse.eng
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dc.language.isoenges_PE
dc.publisherSociety for Adolescent Health and Medicinees_PE
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jgaronline.com/article/S2213-7165%2815%2900006-5/referenceses_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.titleChildhood Abuse and Early Menarche Among Peruvian Womenes_PE
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_PE
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Adolescent Healthes_PE
dc.description.peer-reviewRevisión por pareses_PE
dc.contributor.sponsorThis research was supported by an award from the National Institutes of Health, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01-HD-059835)eng
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