TABLE 2

Girls’ Self-Assessments of Breast and Pubic Hair Development (Tanner Stages 1–5) Versus Clinical Examination as Gold Standard

Clinical ExaminationSelf-AssessmentTotal N
12345
Breast stage
 173 (18.3)6 (1.5)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)79
 232 (8.0)63 (15.8)0 (0)1 (0.3)0 (0)96
 37 (1.8)87 (21.8)20 (5.0)2 (0.5)0 (0)116
 40 (0)27 (6.8)48 (12.0)22 (5.5)0 (0)97
 50 (0)0 (0)4 (1.0)6 (1.5)1 (0.3)11
 Total11218372311399
Pubic hair stage
 1118 (29.7)11 (2.8)1 (0.3)0 (0)0 (0)130
 221 (5.3)63 (15.9)13 (3.3)1 (0.3)0 (0)98
 32 (0.5)19 (4.8)56 (14.1)7 (1.8)0 (0)84
 40 (0)5 (1.3)36 (9.1)23 (5.8)1 (0.3)65
 50 (0)0 (0)6 (1.5)9 (2.3)5 (1.3)20
 Total14198112406397