Height, Weight and Body Mass Index Percentiles of Children Aged 6-14 Years Living at Moderate Altitudes


MALKOÇ İ., MAZICIOĞLU M. M. , ÖZKAN B. , KONDOLOT M., Kurtoglu S., Yesilyurt H.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.4, ss.14-20, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/jcrpe.559
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.14-20

Özet

Objective: Individuals living at high altitudes are reported to have lower stature and also a smaller chest size in relation to their stature. Altitude-related hypobaric hypoxia is considered to be the major cause of these alterations in growth, but adverse socioeconomic and/or other environmental conditions may also have a role in poor growth performance. This study was undertaken to provide growth data on children and adolescents living in a moderate-altitude area in Turkey.