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dc.contributor.authorCossio-Bolaños M.
dc.contributor.authorCampos R.G.
dc.contributor.authorAndruske C.L.
dc.contributor.authorFlores A.V.
dc.contributor.authorLuarte-Rocha C.
dc.contributor.authorOlivares P.R.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Rubio J.
dc.contributor.authorDe Arruda M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:15:32Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:15:32Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier10.3390/ijerph121012082
dc.identifier.citation12, 10, 12082-12094
dc.identifier.issn16617827
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/4094
dc.descriptionBackground: Peru is experiencing a stage of nutritional transition where the principal characteristics are typical of countries undergoing development. Objectives: The objectives of this study were the following: (a) compare physical growth patterns with an international standard; (b) determine biological age; and (c) analyze the double nutritional burden of adolescents living at a moderate altitude in Peru. Design: Weight, standing height, and sitting height were measured in 551 adolescents of both sexes (12.0 to 17.9 years old) from an urban area of Arequipa, Peru (2328 m). Physical growth was compared with the international standard of the CDC-2000. Biological age was determined by using a non-invasive transversal technique based on years from age at peak height velocity (APHV). Nutritional state was determined by means of weight for age and height for age. Z scores were calculated using international standards from the CDC-2000. Results: Body weight for both sexes was similar to the CDC-2000 international standards. At all ages, the girls’ height (p < 0.05) was below the standards. However, the boys’ height (p < 0.05) was less at ages, 15, 16, and 17. Biological age showed up in girls at age 12.7 years and for boys at 15.2 years. Stunted growth (8.7% boys and 18.0% girls) and over weight (11.3% boys and 8.8% girls) occurred in both groups. A relationship existed in both sexes between the categories of weight for the age and stunted growth by sex. Conclusions: Adolescents living at a moderate altitude exhibited stunted linear growth and biological maturation. Furthermore, adolescents of both sexes showed the presence of the double nutritional burden (stunted growth and excessive weight). © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.subjectAdolescents
dc.subjectBiological age
dc.subjectNutritional transitions
dc.subjectPhysical growth
dc.subjectadolescence
dc.subjectage
dc.subjectaltitude
dc.subjectgrowth
dc.subjectmaturation
dc.subjectnutrition
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectage
dc.subjectage distribution
dc.subjectaltitude
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectbody height
dc.subjectbody weight
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectgrowth rate
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectnutritional status
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectPeru
dc.subjectschool child
dc.subjectscoring system
dc.subjectsex difference
dc.subjectsitting
dc.subjectstanding
dc.subjectstunting
dc.subjecturban area
dc.subjectaging
dc.subjectnutritional status
dc.subjectphysiology
dc.subjectArequipa [Arequipa (DPR)]
dc.subjectArequipa [Peru]
dc.subjectPeru
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAging
dc.subjectAltitude
dc.subjectBody Height
dc.subjectBody Weight
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectNutritional Status
dc.subjectPeru
dc.titlePhysical growth, biological age, and nutritional transitions of adolescents living at moderate altitudes in Peru
dc.typeArticle


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