Association between age at menarche and diabetes in Korean post-menopausal women: Results from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007–2009)

Eunjung Hwang, Kyong Won Lee, Yoonsu Cho, Hye Kyung Chung, Min-Jeong Shin

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Abstract

Early menarche is known to be associated with diabetes, however this association remains controversial. Our study aimed to investigate the possible association between age at menarche and diabetes prevalence in post-menopausal Korean women. This study included 3,254 post-menopausal Korean women aged 50-85 years from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV (KNHANES 2007–2009). Logistic regression analyses were used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) for diabetes prevalence. Levels of biochemical markers were compared according to groups by age at menarche. Women in the earlier menarche age group (10-12 years) showed higher levels of fasting blood glucose (FBG) and scores of homeostatic model assessment in the insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index than other groups (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-905
Number of pages9
JournalEndocrine Journal
Volume62
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 31

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Diabetes
  • Fasting blood glucose
  • Menarche
  • Waist circumference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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