Proceedings of the 1st EAI International Conference on Medical And Health Research, ICoMHER November 13-14th 2018, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Contribution of Fast Food Consumption on Incidence Early Puberty Among Adolescent Girls

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-11-2018.2283531,
        author={Azrimaidaliza Azrimaidaliza and Rauza Sukma Rita and Fitri Nia},
        title={Contribution of Fast Food Consumption on Incidence Early Puberty Among Adolescent Girls},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st EAI International Conference on Medical And Health Research, ICoMHER November 13-14th 2018, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOMHER},
        year={2019},
        month={5},
        keywords={adolescents girls fast food consumption frequency age at menarche},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-11-2018.2283531}
    }
    
  • Azrimaidaliza Azrimaidaliza
    Rauza Sukma Rita
    Fitri Nia
    Year: 2019
    Contribution of Fast Food Consumption on Incidence Early Puberty Among Adolescent Girls
    ICOMHER
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-11-2018.2283531
Azrimaidaliza Azrimaidaliza1,*, Rauza Sukma Rita1, Fitri Nia1
  • 1: Nutrition Department, Andalas University, Padang, West Sumatera, 25127, Indonesia
*Contact email: azrimaidaliza@ph.unand.ac.id

Abstract

The age at menarche is varied among adolescent girls. Early puberty is at increased risk of a physical and psychosocial problem. The objective of the study was to determine the association of fast food consumption with early puberty among adolescent girls.A cross-sectional design was used to conduct the study with total samples of 159 adolescents girls. Primary data were obtained by interviews using the standardized questionnaires. Statistical analysis was described by univariate and bivariate analysis. The incidence of early puberty was 23,3% with the average of age at menarche was 12,6±0,70 years old. There was a significant association of age at menarche with protein intake (p-value=0,0001), fat intake (p-value=0,0001) and fast food frequency (p=0,0001). Adolescents girl who consumed fat and protein from fast food more than 30% and had a frequency of fast food more than 8 times a week with 3-4 types of fast food might be at risk to increase of early puberty. The age at menarche is associated with protein and fat of fast food consumption, besides the role of frequency of fast food. Balanced diet was needed to maintain adolescent girls health