Andrés Bolzán

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The primary objective was to compare growth and body composition in an infantile rural population by means of the upper arm muscle area by height and other antropometric measurements. Research was carried out by way of a cross sectional study, including 80% (321 6-13 year olds) of the schoolchildren living in General Lavalle, a rural community of about 3000(More)
UNLABELLED Body mass index (BMI) has been employed as an epidemiologic predictor of fetal growth. But most of the studies are focused on BMI values for non pregnancy women, while BMI varies according to gestational age. On the other hand, adolescence has been considered as a risk factor for intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR: birthweight for gestational(More)
In order to determinate the body composition in a schoolchildren rural community--General Lavalle, Buenos Aires, Argentina--the arm circumference (AC) and the triceps skinfold (TS) growth were studied by cross-sectionally methods. From those measurements the arm muscle area was calculated. All the data were transformed to "Z" scores. The sample was divided(More)
A cross-sectional morphometric study on 569 school children from the city of San Clemente del Tuyú (Buenos Aires, Argentina) has been performed. The sample was subdivided into 28 subgroups according to the age range (7-13 years old), sex, and occupational status -low or high- of the fathers. Body weight, height, sitting height, and head and arm(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of smoking among pre-teenagers (11 and 12 years of age) and to identify risk factors for smoking. METHOD A cross-sectional study was carried out with 2,386 schoolchildren from 19 schools in Argentina. A structured, self-completed and anonymous questionnaire was employed. RESULTS The prevalence of smoking was(More)
In order to identify differences in growth and nutritional status between early (up to 17 years old) and late (17 to 19 years old) adolescent mothers during pregnancy and to measure the risk to have an intrauterine growth retardation (IGR: birthweight < 10 degrees percentile), a retrospective longitudinal anthropometric study was carried out in 300(More)
INTRODUCTION Nutritional status depicts not only the nourishing balance but also the conditions of life. Proper food availability, in form and amount, are aspects of food security. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationships between hunger perception and stunting. METHOD Stratified and multiple step sample from nine provinces from the north of Argentina(More)
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