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Table 1 Thelarche and menarche ages in relation to the BMI growth chart centilesa

From: Retrospective longitudinal analysis of the effects of postnatal weight gain on the timing and tempo of puberty and menarche in a cohort of Italian girls

BMI (centiles) Subjects (%) Thelarche age (yrs) Subjects (%) Menarche age (yrs)
Underweight 32 (5.5) 10.62 ± 1.02 30 (5.2) 13.20 ± 1.15
Normal weight 457 (79.2) 10.15 ± 0.99 478 (82.8) 12.13 ± 0.95
Overweight 88 (15.3) 9.47 ± 0.93 69 (12.0) 11.27 ± 0.83
  1. aAccording the Italian cross-sectional growth charts of Cacciari et al. [14]; Underweight: BMI below the 5th centile; normal weight: BMI between 5 and 85th centile; overweight: BMI above the 85th centile[15]