2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART E
Adolescence is the period from the beginning of sexual maturity to completion of physical growth. It is most fascinating period which marks the transition from being a dependent child to an independently functioning adult. It is a time of considerable changes in physical structure, physiological and endocrinal change; changes in thinking, attitudes and ideas, relationships, moral standards, and abilities regarding future career. Physical maturation during adolescence is marked by distinct set of changes leading to reproductive maturity, the first real indication a girl has, and that her reproductive mechanism is becoming mature is the menarche or first menstrual flow. Some demographic factors, exert great influence on menarche. The present paper attempts, to study the demographic factors on menarcheal age of adolescent girls. The methodology included a sample of 100 adolescent girls. A self-structured proforma schedule was used to obtain relevant information regarding impact of demographic factors on menarcheal age of adolescent girls. The data were analyzed mean, percentages, standard deviation, t-value, and level of significance. It was found that demographic factors affect the mean menarcheal age. With the following objectives:-
• To assess menarcheal age of girls.
• To assess the menarcheal age of girls in different family types.
• To assess the menarcheal age of girls in the different family size.