Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Page: 116-122
Effects of Bodily Development and Nutritional Status at Birth on Physical and Mental Development Measured at Age 18
Péter Berkő, Faculty of Healthcare, Miskolc University, B.-A.-Z. County and University Teaching Hospital Miskolc, Hungary
Kálmán Joubert, Demographic Research Institute, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary
Éva Gárdos, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary
Gyula Gyenis, Department of Biological Anthropology, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Received: Sep. 30, 2014;       Accepted: Nov. 25, 2014;       Published: Dec. 15, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20140206.18      View  2286      Downloads  86
Abstract
Earlier the authors have proved strong effect of physical development and nutritional status, especially the IUGR of fetuses on perinatal mortality. This paper reports on a study carried out using the Maturity, Development, Nutritional status (MDN) system to investigate the influence of physical development and nutritional status at birth on later physical measurements and intellectual development. The data of 6,335 18-year old male conscripts for military duty were analyzed against their data at birth. The authors determined that, of the conscripts whose development and nutritional status at birth differed significantly from the norm, those rated as proportionally restricted at birth had the largest disadvantage in terms of physical measurements and mental abilitie In our earlier studies s. Only the group of those who were proportionally restricted at birth had significantly lower results for height (-5.3cm) and weight (-5.7kg), as well as lower school mark (In our earlier studies -0.3) and scores on IQ tests (-4.4).
Keywords
MDN System, Growth Restriction, Growth of Children, Intrauterine Development
To cite this article
Péter Berkő, Kálmán Joubert, Éva Gárdos, Gyula Gyenis, Effects of Bodily Development and Nutritional Status at Birth on Physical and Mental Development Measured at Age 18, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 116-122. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20140206.18
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