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Table 2 Growth status of menstruating (post-) and non-menstruating (pre-) girls

From: Growth status and menarcheal age among adolescent school girls in Wannune, Benue State, Nigeria

  n = 722 Height (cm) Weight (kg) BMI (kg m-2)
Age Pre- Post- Pre- Post- Pre- Post- Pre- Post-
12+ 17 13 148.1 ± 6.0 159.0 ± 6.1 45.8 ± 8.2 49.8 ± 4.2* 18.7 ± 2.6 20.2 ± 3.0*
13+ 13 18 151.1 ± 4.8 153.7 ± 5.6* 48.0 ± 6.7 51.4 ± 5.6* 21.0 ± 2.8 21.8 ± 2.4
14+ 9 58 151. 6 ± 5.2 155.5 ± 5.3* 49.0 ± 4.1 52.2 ± 7.0* 21.3 ± 2.2 21.6 ± 2.6
15+ 3 112 146.2 ± 6.7 155. 9 ± 5.9* 42.2 ± 9.8 53.5 ± 6.5* 19.5 ± 2.6 22.0 ± 2.4*
16+ 3 147 153.3 ± 4.6 156. 1 ± 5.8* 48.3 ± 5.3 54. 1 ± 7.3* 20.4 ± 2.4 22.1 ± 2.5*
17+ 3 167 154.5 ± 5.3 156.9 ± 5.6* 52.4 ± 5.6 55. 6 ± 7.9* 20.1 ± 3.4 22.5 ± 2.9*
18+ 0 159   158.1 ± 6.2   55.1 ± 6.1   22.0 ± 2.2
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  1. *p < 0.01