Mrehic, Elma (2016) ANALYSIS OF THE GROWTH ACCELERATION PHENOMENA WITHINH BOSNIAN AND HERZEGOVINIANS BORN BETWEEN 1991-1995. PhD thesis, International Burch University, Faculty of Engineering and IT.

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Study was conducted from October 2014 till March 2015. Youth born in 1991-1995 during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina were an object of this analysis. Prerequisite was that they were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that they spent the rest of the war in the country. A total sample size was 1012 young people from which 596 females and 416 males, 20-24 years old. They were subjected to self reported measurements of body weight and body height to identify and analyze the main indicators of growth and development considering that the population spent part of their life in the extremely adverse conditions of the four year aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina. The average body height in females was 167,37±6,00 cm and in males 182,77±6,57 cm. We performed our male data comparison with first measurements of the 20-24 years old Bosnian soldiers from 1895. Average body height of Bosnian soldiers in Austro-Hungarian army was 172, 35 ± 5,54 cm. Difference between these two groups was t=31,17 and statistical significance is p<0,01. The average body weight of males born from 1992-1995 was 82,02±11,69 kg, and average body weight of females 59,28±7,35 kg. Regardless of the war conditions in which young people are born and grown up, we can conclude that Bosnia and Herzegovina follows the trend of growth acceleration. Improving the life conditions in the period of 100 years has led to the fact that there has been an increase in body height. In comparing with an average body height of other European countries, we can conclude that the studied population belongs to a very high nation. Keywords: anthropometry, growth acceleration, Bosnian and Herzegovinian population

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies > Genetic and Bioengineering Department
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 12:41

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