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ECPB 2017, 77(1): 17–23
Research articles

Peculiarities of Secular Trend of Physical Development Formation in Children Across Europe


Assessment of anthropometric parameters of junior 8-year-old schoolchildren in Lviv was performed, determined with 1-year intervals followed by comparison of obtained parameters with normative values in accordance with the evaluation criteria of physical development of schoolchildren in Ukraine. In comparative aspect, peculiarities of secular trend of physical development formation in children across Europe were assessed. It was recommended to process normative values of anthropometric parameters in accordance with grouping of regions into the southern, southwestern, western, central, eastern, and northern based on generalized landscape, climatic and environmental hygienic characteristics of Ukraine.

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Keywords: schoolchildren, physical development, body mass index, secular trend

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