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Growth and development of adolescents from Zagreb, Croatia over a period of two decades


Veček, Andrea; Zajc Petranović, Matea; Tomas, Željka; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana; Smolej Narančić, Nina; Miličić, Jasna
Growth and development of adolescents from Zagreb, Croatia over a period of two decades // Breaking down the barrierers: Reducing health inequalities for Europe`s children and young people / Harrington, Roger (ur.).
London: Profile Production LTD, 2013. str. 26-26 (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Growth and development of adolescents from Zagreb, Croatia over a period of two decades

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

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

Izvornik
Breaking down the barrierers: Reducing health inequalities for Europe`s children and young people / Harrington, Roger - London : Profile Production LTD, 2013, 26-26

Skup
European Union of School and University Medicine (EUSUHM) 2013 Congress

Mjesto i datum
London, Velika Britanija, 27-29.06.2013

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Adolescents; growth and development; secular trend; impact of war

Sažetak
Worsening of living conditions during and after the Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995) could have an influence on the growth and development of adolescents. The study is based on three comparable national surveys undertaken in 1990, 1997, and 2010. The height and weight of 406 boys and 399 girls was measured in 2010, and compared with 726 boys and 888 girls measured in 1990, and 563 boys and 532 girls measured in 1997. We assessed the statistical significance of One-way ANOVA and ANOVA post hoc Tukey HDS tests for differences between the groups. A trend of decline in height was present in all five female age groups. However the differences were significant only for 15- year-olds, when comparing 1990 to 2010 survey (p=0.007). The total mean height in girls, over the 20-year-perod, decreased by 17.4 mm (p<0.001), while boys height did not change in a 20 year period and may suggest a reduction in the speed of positive growth trends. On the other hand, in all age groups in both boys and girls, an increase of weight has been noticed in 2010. This increase was statistically significant in the twenty-year period in boys aged 15-18, bat not in the 19 year olds. In the girls aged 17-19, the increases in weight were statistically significant among the groups measured in 1997 and 2010. If we look at the socio-economic opportunities, the decline in height detected in 1997 might be a result of the worsening of living conditions during and after the Croatian War of Independence (1991- 1995). However, regardless of economic stability established after the war, the mean age- at-menarche in 2010 declined in comparison to both 1990 and 1997, causing an earlier halt in the growth of long bones and resulted in shorter stature. These results are in concordance with the recent hypothesis that the influence of the environment on height is less evident in boys than in girls.

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, )

Ustanove
Nastavni zavod za javno zdravstvo "Dr. Andrija Štampar",
Institut za antropologiju