Childhood Hair Product Use and Earlier Age at Menarche in a Racially Diverse Study Population

A Pilot Study

Tamarra James-Todd, Mary Beth Terry, Janet Rich-Edwards, Andrea Deierlein, Ruby Senie

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Abstract

Purpose: Previous studies suggest that hair products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals could alter puberty. We evaluated the association between childhood hair product use and age at menarche in a racially diverse study population. Methods: We recruited 300 African-American, African-Caribbean, Hispanic, and white women from the New York City metropolitan area who were between 18-77 years of age. Data were collected retrospectively on hair oil, lotion, leave-in conditioner, perm, and other types of hair products used before age 13. Recalled age at menarche ranged from 8 to 19 years. We used multivariable binomial regression to evaluate the association between hair product use and age at menarche (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-465
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Epidemiology
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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Menarche
Hair
Population
Endocrine Disruptors
Puberty
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Oils

Keywords

  • African-American
  • Cosmetics
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Hispanic
  • Menarche
  • Urban Population

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  • Epidemiology

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Childhood Hair Product Use and Earlier Age at Menarche in a Racially Diverse Study Population : A Pilot Study. / James-Todd, Tamarra; Terry, Mary Beth; Rich-Edwards, Janet; Deierlein, Andrea; Senie, Ruby.

In: Annals of Epidemiology, Vol. 21, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 461-465.

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James-Todd, Tamarra ; Terry, Mary Beth ; Rich-Edwards, Janet ; Deierlein, Andrea ; Senie, Ruby. / Childhood Hair Product Use and Earlier Age at Menarche in a Racially Diverse Study Population : A Pilot Study. In: Annals of Epidemiology. 2011 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 461-465.
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