Assessment of growth pattern and the age at menarche among the adolescent girls of Mising tribe, Assam, India

It is crucial to conduct research on adolescent females to understand their growth patterns and the decreasing age of menarche. The aim of the present study was to determine the age at menarche of adolescent Mising girls from the Borola and Uriamguri villages in the Dhemaji district of Assam, as well as to comprehend the rapid growth changes that occur during this stage. The cross-sectional method was used to conduct the study. Data was collected from 300 adolescent girls from the villages of Borola and Uriamguri, ranging in age from 9 to 18 years. Standard methods were used to take anthropometric measurements. Menarcheal age data was gathered using a retrospective methodology. Statistical tests that were appropriate were used to examine associations between various variables. The findings indicate that the adolescent growth spurt occurred for adolescent Mising girls at the age of 12 years and the mean age of menarche is 12.51 years, indicating that the age at menarche usually occurs right after the growth spurt has taken place.