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


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

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.4, no.1, pp.14-20, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcrpe.559
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-20

Abstract

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.