Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/9156
Title: QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE EXAMINATION OF ANTHROPOMETRICAL PARAMETERS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS
Authors: Trpkovska B 
Zafirova, Biljana 
Chadikovska, Elizabeta 
Bojadzieva B 
Keywords: anthropometry
growth
self-organizing maps
preschool children
Issue Date: Jul-2020
Publisher: Macedonian Association of Anatomists
Journal: Journal of Morphological Sciences
Abstract: Growth monitoring and promotion of optional growth are essential components of primary health care for children. Serial measurements of weight, height/length, for all children and measurements of circular and transversal parameters compared with growth of large sample population help to confirm a child's healthy growth and development. It also allows early identification of potential nutritional or health problems and enables prompt action before achild's health is seriously compromised. The aim of the study was to compare quantitative and qualitative examinationof anthropometric parameters as indicator of growth and nutritional status in preschool children. Anthropometric parameters were measured on healthy children, defining longitudinal, circular and transversal dimensionality of the skeleton using standard technique and instruments. The qualitative examination was detected with self-organizing maps.The majority of anthropometrical parameters have shown significant age and sex specific differences in favour of female subjects. The height-for-age index values corresponding to the 50thpercentile showed slightly higher values in our female subjects 115.4cm than in our male subjects 113.2cm. The values of 50thpercentile of BMI in our male subjects were 15.94kg/m², whereas in our females were 15.64kg/m². These results show that obesity prevention is recommended, and detected values could be applied for evaluation of deviations in growth and nutritional status in preschool children
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/9156
ISSN: 2545-4706
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