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Vol. 9 - Num. 36

Original Papers

Environment and development

JM Tristán Fernández, F Ruiz Santiago, C Villaverde Gutiérrez, MR Tristán Tercedor, RM Maroto Benavides, C Campoy Folgoso, M Martín-Matillas

Reference of this article: Tristán Fernández JM, Ruiz Santiago F, Villaverde Gutiérrez C, Tristán Tercedor MR, Maroto Benavides RM, Campoy Folgoso C, et al. Environment and development. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2007:9:623-34.

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Abstract The development and growth of any individual is induced by its genetic load and by the environmental factors during growth. Interaction of both items can influence positively or negatively its development and skeletal maturation. The departure hypothesis of this work was to determine if the environment where the child grows has a direct influence on his development. The aim of this work was to verify if health and socio-demography parameters were correlated with child development. It is a cross-sectional study made in children from Granada, specifically in the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves. The sample size was of 100 cases (43 children and 57 children). We performed an univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis. We have found that some habits can show certain negative influence during the gestation, like tobacco consumption during pregnancy. On the contrary, the practice of sports and the ingestion of certain nutrients, like bread, seem to have certain positive influence. Key words: Development, Childhood, Infantile environment, Bone maturation, Maternal nicotine poisoning and childhood, Bread consumption.


Bone maturation Childhood Development Infantile environment Maternal

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