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Age of menarche in Indian female basketball and volleyball players at different competitive levels.
  1. R Mokha,
  2. L S Sidhu
  1. Department of Human Biology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.


    Data for the age of menarche have been collected on 98 female volleyball players and 75 basketball players. The players belonged to four different levels of competition: international, national, intervarsity and district. Menarche is significantly delayed in players as compared with the controls. There is a continuous trend of increase in the age of menarche with the increasing levels of competition; menarche is more delayed in players playing at a higher level than those at the lower levels of competition.

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