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Obesity – New Threat to Croatian Longevity

Sanja Musić Milanović
Davor Ivanković
Ana Ivičević Uhernik
Kristina Fišter
Renata Peternel
Silvije Vuletić

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APA 6th Edition
Musić Milanović, S., Ivanković, D., Ivičević Uhernik, A., Fišter, K., Peternel, R. & Vuletić, S. (2012). Obesity – New Threat to Croatian Longevity. Collegium antropologicum, 36 supplement 1 (1), 113-116. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Musić Milanović, Sanja, et al. "Obesity – New Threat to Croatian Longevity." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 36 supplement 1, no. 1, 2012, pp. 113-116. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Musić Milanović, Sanja, Davor Ivanković, Ana Ivičević Uhernik, Kristina Fišter, Renata Peternel and Silvije Vuletić. "Obesity – New Threat to Croatian Longevity." Collegium antropologicum 36 supplement 1, no. 1 (2012): 113-116.
Musić Milanović, S., et al. (2012). 'Obesity – New Threat to Croatian Longevity', Collegium antropologicum, 36 supplement 1(1), pp. 113-116. Available at: (Accessed 01 December 2021)
Musić Milanović S, Ivanković D, Ivičević Uhernik A, Fišter K, Peternel R, Vuletić S. Obesity – New Threat to Croatian Longevity. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2021 December 01];36 supplement 1(1):113-116. Available from:
S. Musić Milanović, D. Ivanković, A. Ivičević Uhernik, K. Fišter, R. Peternel and S. Vuletić, "Obesity – New Threat to Croatian Longevity", Collegium antropologicum, vol.36 supplement 1, no. 1, pp. 113-116, 2012. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 01 December 2021]

The aim of this study was to examine the association of weight gain and life expectancy at birth in Croatia.Mean body mass index was based on the data from the Croatian Adult Health Survey 2003. Birth rate and mortality data needed for life expectancy calculation were supplied by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The results suggest that the increase in mean body mass index value (1.31 kg m–² for women and 1.41 kg m–² for men) will shorten life expectancy at birth for one year. Obesity, if unchecked, might have a negative effect on life expectancy in Croatia. Despite widespread knowledge
about how to reduce the severity of the problem, observed trends in obesity in Croatia continue to worsen. These trends threaten to diminish the health and life expectancy of current and future generations.

body mass index; longevity; CroHort study

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