Variable Description

Name
PM1_1
Label
MaSC -Age of teenager's first menstrual period
Dataset
Value Label Frequency % of valid % of all
-4 Not asked 4,408
0.00%
-2 Not stated 161
0.00%
-1 No questionnaire 2,622
0.00%
1 Before 11th birthday 184
4.16%
0.00%
2 Aged 11 625
14.13%
0.00%
3 Aged 12 1,121
25.34%
0.00%
4 Aged 13 1,281
28.96%
0.00%
5 Aged 14 767
17.34%
0.00%
6 Aged 15 or more 368
8.32%
0.00%
7 Not yet commenced 33
0.75%
0.00%
8 Commenced-DK age 45
1.02%
0.00%
Valid Invalid Min Max Mean
4424 7191 1 8 3.74

Representation

Aggregation Method
Unspecified
Temporal
False
Geographic
False

Source Questions

1

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Miscellaneous

What age did your teenage girl have her first menstrual period?

Tick one box

1
Before 11th birthday
2
When aged 11
3
Aged 12
4
Aged 13
5
Aged 14
6
Aged 15 or more
7
Not yet commenced
8
Commenced, but don't know age

Have her periods been regular in past year?

Tick all that apply

1
Regular
2
Irregular
3
Has missed more than 3 months at any time (Why? ...)
Generic text
16 questions after...
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Lineage

  • BCS70 Maternal Self Completion (1986) Dataset - PM1_1
    MaSC -Age of teenager's first menstrual period
    • What age did your teenage girl have her first menstrual period?