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Age at Onset of Puberty and Adolescent Depression: "Children of 1997" Birth Cohort

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatrics, May 2016
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Title
Age at Onset of Puberty and Adolescent Depression: "Children of 1997" Birth Cohort
Published in
Pediatrics, May 2016
DOI 10.1542/peds.2015-3231
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Authors

H. Wang, S. L. Lin, G. M. Leung, C. M. Schooling

Abstract

Timing of onset of puberty has fallen, with profound and detrimental consequences for health. We examined the associations of earlier onset of puberty with the presence of depression in early to middle adolescence. The study examined prospective adjusted associations of age at onset of puberty, based on clinically assessed Tanner stage for breast/genitalia and pubic hair development, and self-reported presence of depression, assessed from the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire on average at 13.6 years (n = 5795 [73%]). These factors were examined by using multivariable logistic regression in a population-representative Hong Kong Chinese birth cohort (ie, the "Children of 1997"). We also assessed whether associations varied according to gender. Association of age at onset of breast/genitalia development with the presence of depression varied according to gender. Earlier onset of breast development was associated with higher risk of the presence of depression (odds ratio, 0.83 per 1 year increase in age of onset [95% confidence interval, 0.70 to 0.98]) adjusted for age, socioeconomic position, mother's place of birth, birth order, secondhand smoke exposure, parental age, survey mode, gender-specific birth weight z score, BMI z score at 7 years, and parental marital status. In boys, similarly adjusted, age at onset of genitalia development was unrelated to the presence of depression. Earlier age at onset of pubic hair development was unrelated to the presence of depression in girls and boys. Early onset of breast development was associated with high risk of the presence of depression. Whether these findings are indicators of the effects of hormones or transient effects of social pressures remain to be determined.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 70 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 17%
Student > Master 10 14%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Other 16 23%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 19%
Social Sciences 7 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Other 13 19%
Unknown 13 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 49. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 November 2019.
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#415,426
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#1,910
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#12,228
of 267,147 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pediatrics
#48
of 179 outputs
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