It was planned to involve 35% (3000 children) of the 6-15-year-old Kaposvár (South-West Hungary) children in the investigation. In the case of the present survey there is data of 459 10-14 year-old children (201 boys and 258 girls). The aim of this study was to analyse directions and velocities of secular growth changes from 1928 to 2012 in 10-14 year-olds. In 2012 the anthropometric programme involved 28 body measurements according to the Martin technique, with regard to the recommendations of the International Biological Programme, but this paper focused on the changes in height and weight. Positive secular changes have been observed in Kaposvár in the last more than eighty years, which can be explained by changes of economical, social factors of environment.
GROWTH STUDY; SECULAR CHANGES; BODY HEIGHT; BODY WEIGHT