Psychosom Med 2020 06;82(5):487-494
From the Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health (Suglia, Cammack), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute (Chen, McGlinchey, Bird, Duarte), and Departments of Biostatistics (Wang) and Epidemiology (April-Sanders), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York; School of Psychology (McGlinchey), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey; Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (Kubo), Oakland, California; and Behavioral Science Research Institute (Canino), University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Objective: Evidence stemming largely from retrospective studies suggests that childhood adversity (CA) is associated with earlier age at menarche, a marker of pubertal timing, among girls. Little is known about associations with pubertal tempo among boys or racial/ethnic minorities. We examined the association between CA and timing and tempo of pubertal development among boys and girls. Read More