Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/7465
Title: EVALUATION OF SEX-SPECIFIC DIFFERENCES OF ANTHROPOMETRIC VARIABLES THAT WERE USED AS INDICATORS OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN MACEDONIAN CHILDREN
Authors: Zafirova, Biljana 
Papazova, Marija 
Zhivadinovik, Julija
Matveeva, Niki 
CHadikovska, Elizabeta 
Bitovska, Iskra
Keywords: children,
anthropometry,
growth,
nutritional status
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Macedonian Association of Anatomists
Journal: Journal of Morphological Sciences - JMS
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluatesex-specific differences of anthropometric varibalesthat were used as indicators of nutritional status in Macedonian children aged 5.The study included 226(113boys and 113girls) Macedonianchildren aged 5. We selected 5 anthropometrical parameters to measure (body weight, height, mid upper arm circumferences-MUAC, skinfolds thickness triceps–SFTr and subscapular-SFSc) and in addition according to the standard formulas we calculated: weight-for-age (BW), height-for-age (BH), body mass index-for-age (BMI)mid-upper-arm circumference-for-age (MUAC)and skifolds thikness (SFTr-for-age, SFSc-for-age).In general results have shown sex-specific differences in the examined parameters (BH, BW, BMI) in favour of the boys, with exception of skin-foldsthicknessthatwere higher in girls. Values of the 50th percentile in boys were as follows: 21kg for BW, 115cm for BH, 15.48kg/m2 for BMI,15.5 cm for MUAC, 7mm for SFTr and 4.1mm for SFSc.The values of these parameters in girls were: 20kg for BW,113.5 cm for BH, 15.01kg/m2 for BMI, 7.8mm for SFTrand 4.7 for SFScrespectively.These results can be used as criteria for assessment and detection of deviations in the nutritional status in Macedonian children aged 5.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/7465
ISSN: 2545-4706
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine: Journal Articles

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