; Zagreb University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia
; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, and Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
APA 6th Edition MEDANIĆ, D. i PUCARIN-CVETKOVIĆ, J. (2012). PRETILOST – JAVNOZDRAVSTVENI PROBLEM I IZAZOV. Acta medica Croatica, 66 (5), 347-354. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/104156
MLA 8th Edition MEDANIĆ, DARIJA i JASNA PUCARIN-CVETKOVIĆ. "PRETILOST – JAVNOZDRAVSTVENI PROBLEM I IZAZOV." Acta medica Croatica, vol. 66, br. 5, 2012, str. 347-354. https://hrcak.srce.hr/104156. Citirano 11.12.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition MEDANIĆ, DARIJA i JASNA PUCARIN-CVETKOVIĆ. "PRETILOST – JAVNOZDRAVSTVENI PROBLEM I IZAZOV." Acta medica Croatica 66, br. 5 (2012): 347-354. https://hrcak.srce.hr/104156
Harvard MEDANIĆ, D., i PUCARIN-CVETKOVIĆ, J. (2012). 'PRETILOST – JAVNOZDRAVSTVENI PROBLEM I IZAZOV', Acta medica Croatica, 66(5), str. 347-354. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/104156 (Datum pristupa: 11.12.2019.)
Vancouver MEDANIĆ D, PUCARIN-CVETKOVIĆ J. PRETILOST – JAVNOZDRAVSTVENI PROBLEM I IZAZOV. Acta medica Croatica [Internet]. 2012 [pristupljeno 11.12.2019.];66(5):347-354. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/104156
IEEE D. MEDANIĆ i J. PUCARIN-CVETKOVIĆ, "PRETILOST – JAVNOZDRAVSTVENI PROBLEM I IZAZOV", Acta medica Croatica, vol.66, br. 5, str. 347-354, 2012. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/104156. [Citirano: 11.12.2019.]
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