Secular Trend in Growth of Zagreb School Children
Secular changes in growth and development of children over the last decades vary in different populations (Van Wieringen, 1978). In some, a pronounced trend towards greater height and weight of children and adolescents together with an earlier onset of menarche has been observed. In others, the mean height of boys and girls is increasing compared with previous generations but the onset of first menstruation remains the same. In others still, there are no changes either by way of increase in size or lowering of menarcheal age.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Brundtland, G.H., Liestqq, K., WallU,e, L., 1980, Height, weight and menarcheal age of Oslo schoolchildren during the last 60 years, Ann. Hum. Biol., 7: 307.Google Scholar
- Eveleth, P.B. and Tanner, J.M., 1976, Worldwide variations in human growth, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge-London-New York.Google Scholar
- Prebeg, Z. et al., 1979, Dob menarche ucenica u Hrvatskoj (Menarcheal age of school girls in Croatia), Lij. vies., 101: 477.Google Scholar
- Van Wieringen, J.C., Waffelbakker, F., Verbrugge, H.P. and de Haas, J.H., 1971, Growth Diagrams, 1965, Netherlands, Volters-Noordhoff, Groningen.Google Scholar
- Van Wieringen, J.C., 1978, in: Human Growth, Vol. 2, F. Falkner, J.M. Tanner, eds., Plenum Press, New York and London.Google Scholar