How Tall and Heavy is the Average Young Croat? Research Study Reveals…
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What is the physical make-up of the average Croat? According to a research report the average Croatian female is now 6.2 centimetres taller than they were 60 years ago, but also 6.8 kilos heavier, whilst the boys are now almost twice as big…
A group of scientists from the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb and the Department of Health Services have analyzed the movement of data on height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of young Croats from 15 to 19 years of age between 1950 and 2010, comparing trends change with real gross domestic product (GDP). The research showed that the average height of a 15-year-old girl was 165.2 cm, and 165.9 cm for 19-year-old girls. A 15-year-old boy however was 176.5 cm, whilst 180.9 cm was the average height of a 19-year-old boy. The average weight of girls from the youngest to the oldest in the group was between 58.6 and 63.3 kilos, and between 70.3 kilos and 77 kilos for 16-18-year-old boys.
In the last 60 years the average female Croat has grown around 6.2 centimetres, but also gained 6.8 kilos., whilst the boys have got 12.2 cm taller and 17.3 kilos heavier. In the last 20 years however the average height of both girls and boys has not significantly changed, but body mass in both sexes has grown. The data is based on the statistics of 42.478 girls and boys. The report suggests that there is a correlation between a drop in living standards and an increase in body mass. In 2010 there were 3.5 times more obese girls, and 3.7 more obese boys than there were in 1997. (pic: fotovijesti)