THE COMPARISON OF ANTHROPOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS IN BOYS MEASURED IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN 2012 AND 2014

Nikola Stojanović, Milorad Jerkan, Darko Stojanović, Miloš Nikolić & Dragan Perić

The researches that have been conducted so far show that longitudinal and transversal dimensions of human skeleton are greatly influenced by genes in comparison to volume and body weight (Djuraskovic, 2009; Malacko, 2001). The low level of physical activity together with the increased level of calorie intake leads to increased body weight. The growing number of obese people from birth to the old age is more and more present in the world and in Serbia as well (Malina, 2004; Zdravkovic et al., 2009). The aim of this research was to determine the differences in absolute and relative values of longitudinal, transversal dimensions of skeleton, body weight and BMI in pupils measured in the period between 2012 and 2014. The results have shown that the average height in 2012 was 135.94±5.72 cm and in 2014 is 146.4±5.78 cm. The remaining longitudinal and transversal dimensions have increased in accordance with the body weight. BMI has increased as well, it was 18.66±2.95 kg/VTm2 in 2012 and 20.63±3.65 kg/VTm2 in 2014. This indicates that the pupils that were classified as normal-weight children in 2012 have become overweight and obese by the year 2014. The differences in the absolute values were established for all the variables which are the result of normal growth and development. There were no statistically significant differences in relative values.

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