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The influence of socioeconomic status on menarche and body measures in urban girls from Croatia


Zajc Petranović, Matea; Tomas, Željka; Veček, Andrea; Smolej Narančić, Nina; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana; Miličić, Jasna
The influence of socioeconomic status on menarche and body measures in urban girls from Croatia // 18th Congress of the European Anthropological Association - Human Evolution and Dispersals (Abstracts) / Gulec, Erksin (ur.).
Ankara: Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tandogan, Ankara, 2012. str. 17-17 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The influence of socioeconomic status on menarche and body measures in urban girls from Croatia

Autori
Zajc Petranović, Matea ; Tomas, Željka ; Veček, Andrea ; Smolej Narančić, Nina ; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana ; Miličić, Jasna

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
18th Congress of the European Anthropological Association - Human Evolution and Dispersals (Abstracts) / Gulec, Erksin - Ankara : Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tandogan, Ankara, 2012, 17-17

Skup
18th Congress of the European Anthropological Association

Mjesto i datum
Ankara, Turska, 03-06.09.2012

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Body mass index; age at menarche; socioeconomic status; adolescence; Croatia

Sažetak
Numerous studies reported a strong positive correlation between weight, height, body mass index (BMI) and socioeconomic status (SES) in the adults from low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to verify this association in adolescent girls from Zagreb, Croatia, a country recovering from war. The sample comprised of 399 randomly selected girls (15-19 yrs) from vocational and high schools. Study protocol consisted of an interview regarding success at school, out-of-school recreation and other activities, age at menarche, SES and short anthropometry. Girls from vocational schools are shorter (p<0.001), have higher mean BMI (p=0.040) and lower age at menarche (p<0.001). High school girls have better school performance (p<0.001) and more frequently practice some out-of-school physical or other recreational activity (p<0.001). Both parents are better educated when comparing high school with vocational school girls (both p<0.001) and more often live together/married (p=0.035). We found no correlation of later menarche or higher BMI with worse SES background in total sample regardless of school type. Our results indicate a need for education of vocational school girls and their parents to prevent further increase in BMI. Further research will focus on elucidating factors contributing to later menarcheal age in high school girls.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
196-1962766-2736 - Stohastički i kibernetički modeli u antropologiji (Tatjana Škarić-Jurić, )
196-1962766-2747 - Kompleksna obilježja i zdravlje stanovništva od djetinjstva do duboke starosti (Nina Smolej-Narančić, )

Ustanove
Institut za antropologiju