Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable menarche: Age of menstruation

Literal Question

MQ53. Have you begun to menstruate (have periods)?

Values Categories N
1 No, I have not yet begun to menstruate 25584
 35.3%
2 16
 0.0%
3 8
 0.0%
4 6
 0.0%
5 10
 0.0%
6 8
 0.0%
7 14
 0.0%
8 43
 0.1%
9 464
 0.6%
10 2400
 3.3%
11 9543
 13.2%
12 16514
 22.8%
13 13063
 18.0%
14 4145
 5.7%
15 677
 0.9%
16 13
 0.0%
17 11
 0.0%
18 3
 0.0%
-99 Inap 77085
-9 Out of range 410
Sysmiss 55921

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 72522
Missing cases 133416
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 18.0
Mean 8.218
This variable is numeric

Notes

Source: HBSC 2001/02

Description: A measure of the onset of puberty in girls.  An equivalent indicator for boys is available as an optional package.

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