Assessment of secondary sexual development of adolescent school boys of aligarh

Atif, M. and Athar Ansari, M and Khan, Z. and Ahmad, A. (2017) Assessment of secondary sexual development of adolescent school boys of aligarh. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 8 (2). pp. 337-341. ISSN 9760245

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Introduction: Adolescence comprises a period in the life cycle between childhood and adulthood. It is a period between 10 to 19 years. Biological, social and environmental factors influence the definitive onset and termination of adolescence. There is wide individual variation in pubescence and the rate of acquisition of pubertal changes. The rapid changes during the adolescence include increase in body dimensions, i.e. growth and progressive attainment of adult status, i.e. maturation. Objective: To study the secondary sexual development in adolescent school boys using Tanner staging. Materials and Method: A cross-sectional study was done covering 500 students between 10-19 years of age from rural and urban schools of district Aligarh. Students were interviewed and sexual maturity rating (SMR) was observed using Tanner stages. The data obtained were analysed using SPSS 20 and tested statistically. P value <0.05 was considered significant. Results: SMR-1 ranged from age 10-12 yrs, SMR-2 ranged from 11-14 yrs. SMR-3 started from age 12 yrs and ended gradually at 18 yrs. Similarly SMR-4 started from 14 yrs and SMR-5 at 15 yrs. Conclusion: Adolescent showed different maturity stages on same age. Though it is a vulnerable age group therefore it should be given priority in national health programs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent; Pubescence; SMR; Tanner staging
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Medicine > J.N. Medical College > Department of Community Medicine
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 04:47

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