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Comparison of anthropometric indicators of obesity in rural and urban Croatian Roma: a pilot study


Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana; Zeljko, Hrvojka Marija; Smolej Narančić, Nina; Zajc Petranović, Matea; Tomas, Željka; Barešić, Ana; Miličić, Jasna; Peričić Salihović, Marijana; Janićijević, Branka
Comparison of anthropometric indicators of obesity in rural and urban Croatian Roma: a pilot study // Promotion of anthropological science : biological - medical anthropology - anthropology of future : independent international scientific event : abstracta / Vidovič, Maruška (ur.).
Ljubljana: National Institute of Public Health, 2012. str. 21-21 (pozvano predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Comparison of anthropometric indicators of obesity in rural and urban Croatian Roma: a pilot study

Autori
Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana ; Zeljko, Hrvojka Marija ; Smolej Narančić, Nina ; Zajc Petranović, Matea ; Tomas, Željka ; Barešić, Ana ; Miličić, Jasna ; Peričić Salihović, Marijana ; Janićijević, Branka

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

Izvornik
Promotion of anthropological science : biological - medical anthropology - anthropology of future : independent international scientific event : abstracta / Vidovič, Maruška - Ljubljana : National Institute of Public Health, 2012, 21-21

ISBN
978-961-6911-17-7

Skup
Kongres preventivne medicine Promotion of anthropological science : Biological - Medical Anthropology – Anthropology of Future (5 ; 2012)

Mjesto i datum
Portorož, Slovenija, 15.-17.11.2012

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Pozvano predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Obesity; health transition; Gypsy

Sažetak
The Roma (Gypsy) are the largest European minority population characterized by poverty, social exclusion as well as by numerous life-style and cultural specificities, which all could have an adverse impact on their health. Recently, they are experiencing a rapid transition from traditional lifestyle, characterized by high levels of physical activity and a diet with relatively low energy, to a more sedentary lifestyle with an excess of caloric intake. Since populations are particularly vulnerable to the development of obesity in the period of rapid lifestyle transition, this study aims to test the effect of lifestyle on the obesity risks in Roma population living in rural and urban environment. This study compares the anthropometric indicators of obesity and the obesity prevalence (estimated by body mass index) in urban vs. rural adult Roma living in Croatia (N=323). The study has shown that the obesity prevalence is higher in urban (28.1%) compared to rural Roma (22.8%). Also, the anthropometric indicators of body fat showed to be consistently higher in urban Roma compared to their rural counterparts ; the significant differences are found for subscapular skinfold in men and for triceps skinfold and waist/hip ratio in women. The study has shown that the Roma population bears a high obesity risk, which is especially present in urban environment. High prevalence of obesity in Roma population, which was recently observed in some other countries as well, indicates health transition of this ethnic group and the necessity of adequate preventive measures.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

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



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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, )
196-1962766-2763 - Molekularno-genetička obilježja populacija utemeljitelja - Romi kao model (Branka Janićijević, )

Ustanove
Klinička bolnica "Merkur",
Institut za antropologiju