A study of factors influencing precocious puberty

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  • Kim, Me-Wha (Division of Public Health, Graduated School of Kungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Sung-Kook (Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Kungpook National University)
  • 김미화 (경북대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 이성국 (경북대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2012.05.07
  • Accepted : 2012.07.12
  • Published : 2012.07.31


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the timing of precocious puberty and the factors inducing precocious puberty in elemental school girls students of low grades. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade 253 elemental girls students from the Goryong province were randomly selected, G and D elemental school. sexual maturation rate was assessed physical examination by the parents. After obtaining an informed consent, a questionnaire was administered to the parents; sexual maturation rate was assessed by self physical examination, eating habits, lifestyle and home background were evaluated to determine the factors that induced precocious puberty. The data were statistically analyzed. We selected 253 girls: The total percentage of the precocious puberty was 26.1%. 7(7.8%) 6-year-old girls, 9 (13.2%) 7-year-old girls, 50 (52.6%) 8-year-old girls were in breast stage 2 and over. The main factors influencing precocious puberty were obesity scale, frequency of eating instant food, TV watching time, stress levels and broken family. A high rating on the obesity scale and high frequency of eating instant food, too much time in front of TV, high stress and broken family indicated advanced stage of puberty. This study show that prevalence ratio of the precocious puberty was 26.1%. The significant influencing factors in advanced puberty were obesity scale and frequency of instant food, TV watching time, high stress and broken family.


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