Obesity--new threat to Croatian longevity.

Musić Milanović, Sanja and Ivanković, Davor and Ivičević Uhernik, Ana and Fišter, Kristina and Peternel, Renata and Vuletić, Silvije (2012) Obesity--new threat to Croatian longevity. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (S1). pp. 113-6. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the association of weight gain and life expectancy at birth in Croatia. Mean body mass index was based on the data from the Croatian Adult Health Survey 2003. Birth rate and mortality data needed for life expectancy calculation were supplied by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The results suggest that the increase in mean body mass index value (1.31 kg m(-2) for women and 1.41 kg m(-2) for men) will shorten life expectancy at birth for one year. Obesity, if unchecked, might have a negative effect on life expectancy in Croatia. Despite widespread knowledge about how to reduce the severity of the problem, observed trends in obesity in Croatia continue to worsen. These trends threaten to diminish the health and life expectancy of current and future generations.

Abstract in Croatian

UTJECAJ DEBLJINE NA DUGOVJEČNOST U HRVATSKOJ: CROHORT STUDIJA ----- Cilj ovoga rada bio je utvrditi utjecaj debljine na očekivano trajanje života (OTŽ) pri rođenju. Presječno istraživanje (Hrvatska zdravstvena anketa 2003) na reprezentativnom slučajnom uzorku od 9070 odraslih osoba bio je izvor podataka za izračun srednje vrijednosti indeksa tjelesne mase (ITM) i udjela osoba s debljinom. Izvor natalitetnih i mortalitetnih podataka potrebnih za izračun OTŽ-a je Državni zavod za statistiku. Rezultati sugeriraju da će porast srednje vrijednosti ITM-a od 1,31 kg m na -2 u žena, odnosno 1,41 kg m na –2 u muškaraca skratiti OTŽ pri rođenju za jednu godinu. O važnosti ovog negativnog utjecaja debljine na OTŽ u hrvatskoj populaciji govori i činjenica da bi to bio prvi negativni pomak u OTŽ-u od kada državna administracija vodi evidenciju o zdravstvenim pokazateljima.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Croatia/epidemiology ; Female ; Humans ; Longevity ; Male ; Obesity/epidemiology ; Obesity/physiopathology ; Weight Gain
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Musić Milanović, SanjaUNSPECIFIED
Ivanković, DavorUNSPECIFIED
Ivičević Uhernik, AnaUNSPECIFIED
Fišter, KristinaUNSPECIFIED
Peternel, RenataUNSPECIFIED
Vuletić, SilvijeUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2012
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 09:16
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 09:16
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1511

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