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Am J Orthod. 1985 Nov;88(5):433-8.

Interrelationships among measures of somatic, skeletal, dental, and sexual maturity.

Abstract

The interrelationships among five measures of physiologic maturity for 50 French-Canadian girls are evaluated--menarche, peak height velocity (PHV), 75% skeletal maturity, appearance of the ulnar sesamoid, and 90% dental development. The mean ages of occurrence of the events differed significantly (P less than 0.01). Menarche and 90% dental maturity showed the least variability. Ages of PHV, menarche, and 75% skeletal maturity were significantly correlated (P less than 0.05). Age of menarche was most closely associated with PHV. The appearance of the ulnar sesamoid was highly correlated with 75% skeletal maturity; both were equally related to the ages of PHV and menarche. The age at which French-Canadian girls attain 90% of their dental development showed no significant relationships with the other maturity indicators. The results imply that the mechanisms controlling dental development are independent of somatic and/or sexual maturity.

PMID:
3864376
DOI:
10.1016/0002-9416(85)90070-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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