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Table 3 Growth status of menstruating (post-) and non-menstruating (pre-) adolescent girls

From: Correlation of body mass index levels with menarche in adolescent girls in Shaanxi, China: a cross sectional study

Age n Height (cm), Mean ± SD Weight (kg), Mean ± SD BMI (kg/m2), Mean ± SD BMI Z-scores, Mean ± SD
Pre- Post- Pre- Post- Pre- Post- Pre- Post- Pre- Post-
<12 5 0 141.8 ± 4.14   30.4 ± 2.85   15.1 ± 0.60   −1.35 ± 0.40  
12–12.99 9 6 147.4 ± 6.31 154.1 ± 4.02* 35.3 ± 4.25 41.2 ± 3.51* 16.2 ± 1.70 17.3 ± 1.00 −1.12 ± 0.84 −0.51 ± 0.43
13–13.99 38 52 150.2 ± 6.90 155.1 ± 4.92** 38.4 ± 9.24 45.1 ± 5.84** 17.0 ± 3.69 18.7 ± 2.21* −1.15 ± 1.06 −0.34 ± 0.84**
14–14.99 29 132 150.8 ± 7.73 155.9 ± 5.76** 38.4 ± 8.91 47.0 ± 6.46** 16.8 ± 2.85 19.3 ± 2.27* −1.29 ± 1.10 −0.23 ± 0.77**
15–15.99 7 138 151.5 ± 7.35 157.9 ± 5.26** 43.0 ± 6.20 49.2 ± 6.51* 18.7 ± 1.88 19.7 ± 2.21 −0.68 ± 1.03 −0.29 ± 0.84
16–16.99 0 85   157.7 ± 5.47   49.4 ± 5.58   19.9 ± 2.11   −0.39 ± 0.80
17–17.99 0 18   155.3 ± 4.09   49.6 ± 5.87   20.6 ± 2.45   −0.30 ± 0.92
18–19.99 0 6   158.4 ± 2.96   51.0 ± 7.54   20.3 ± 3.24   −0.67 ± 1.40
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01