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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Secular trends of height, weight and BMI in young adult Brazilian military students in the 20th century
Author: Avila, JA
Avila, RA
Goncalves, EM
Barbeta, VJO
Morcillo, AM
Guerra-Junior, G
Abstract: Background: Secular trends of increasing weight and height over past centuries are well documented in developed countries. However, these data are still scarce in developing countries such as Brazil. Aim: To verify the secular trends of height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of military students from Brazilian Army schools who were born between the 1920s and 1990s. Sample and methods: A retrospective study was performed, which included a survey of data from the files of two Army schools. The sample was composed of subjects aged between 18-20 years old. Results: The study analysed 2169 heights and 1741 weights and BMIs. During the evaluation period, height increased 7.3 cm, weight 9.8 kg and BMI 1.8 kg/m(2). The most significant gains were observed in subjects born from the 1920s to the 1940s and the 1960s to the 1970s. Conclusion: Secular trends of growth in military students born in the 20th century were positive in Brazil, although increases were not constant decade-by-decade.
Subject: Body mass index
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Informa Healthcare
Citation: Annals Of Human Biology. Informa Healthcare, v. 40, n. 6, n. 554, n. 556, 2013.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3109/03014460.2013.808696
Date Issue: 2013
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