Special Issue:  Biological Living Standards and Nutritional Health Inequality in Transition to the Developed World

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2020-22).

    Guest Editors: José Miguel Martínez-Carrión, Carlos Varea & Ricardo Salvatore

    Artículo publicado en la revista International Journal of Environmental Research an Public Health. Desigualdad en el bienestar biológico en Chile durante la era salitrera, c.1880s-1930s.

    This Special Issue of IJERPH contains 16 papers on the dynamics of biological living standards and nutritional health in human populations in social and economic transition. The historical experience of the industrialized and urbanized Western world can be useful for today’s poorest populations. Aspects of the evolution of height and body mass at different stages of the life cycle are covered, mainly based on data from children and adolescents from the remote and recent past. Several studies analyze the impact of nutritional crises and the prevalence of malnutrition with height data and other anthropometric variables. The social height gap and the rural-urban and intra-urban differences are analyzed. Dynamics by region, social class, and socioeconomic circumstance are also explored. The investigations cover interdisciplinary problems, from anthropology, public health, history, economics and sociology.

    Se puede acceder libremente a todos los artículos en línea. Adjuntamos la relación de los 16 papers publicados y sus enlaces por si desean consultar:

    Sunguya, B.F.; Zhu, S.; Paulo, L.S.; Ntoga, B.; Abdallah, F.; Assey, V.; Mpembeni, R.; Huang, J. Regional Disparities in the Decline of Anemia and Remaining Challenges among Children in Tanzania: Analyses of the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2004–2015. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3492;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103492.
    Views: 1198, Downloads: 1393, Citations: 4, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/10/3492

    Llorca-Jaña, M.; Rivas, J.; Clarke, D.; Traverso, D.B. Height of Male Prisoners in Santiago de Chile during the Nitrate Era: The Penalty of being Unskilled, Illiterate, Illegitimate and Mapuche. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6261;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176261.
    Views: 1317, Downloads: 1570, Citations: 3, Altmetrics: 1
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/17/6261

    Salvatore, R.D. Stunting Rates in a Food-Rich Country: The Argentine Pampas from the 1850s to the 1950s. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21), 7806;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217806.
    Views: 1004, Downloads: 1121, Citations: 5, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/21/7806

    Linares-Luján, A.M.; Parejo-Moruno, F.M. Rural Height Penalty or Socioeconomic Penalization? The Nutritional Inequality in Backward Spain. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4483;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094483.
    Views: 909, Downloads: 563, Citations: 2, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/9/4483

    Marco-Gracia, F.J.; López-Antón, M. Rethinking the Fertility Transition in Rural Aragón (Spain) Using Height Data. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(16), 8338;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168338.
    Views: 715, Downloads: 447, Citations: 1, Altmetrics: 1
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/16/8338

    Meisel-Roca, A.; Granger, A. The Height of Children and Adolescents in Colombia. A Review of More than Sixty Years of Anthropometric Studies, 1957–2020. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(16), 8868;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168868.
    Views: 830, Downloads: 851, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/16/8868

    Núñez, J.; Pérez, G. The Escape from Malnutrition of Chilean Boys and Girls: Height-for-Age Z Scores in Late XIX and XX Centuries. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(19), 10436;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910436.
    Views: 791, Downloads: 497, Citations: 2, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/19/10436

    Medina-Albaladejo, F.J.; Calatayud, S. Children’s Diet during the Early Stages of the Nutritional Transition. The Foundlings in the Hospital of Valencia (Spain), 1852–1931. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(22), 11999;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211999.
    Views: 802, Downloads: 337, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 3
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/22/11999

    Fatjó Gómez, P.; Pradas, F.M.; Nicolau Nos, R. The Nutritional Condition of the Spanish Soldier: &ldquo;<i>Spain. Nutrition Survey of the Armed Forces, a Report by the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defence 1958. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12623;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312623.
    Views: 597, Downloads: 332, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 1
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/23/12623

    Candela-Martínez, B.; Martínez-Carrión, J.M.; Román-Cervantes, C. Biological Well-Being and Inequality in Canary Islands: Lanzarote (Cohorts 1886-1982). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12843;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312843.
    Views: 550, Downloads: 470, Citations: 1, Altmetrics: 1
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/23/12843

    Sánchez-García, E.; Martinez-Carrión, J.-M.; Terán, J.M.; Varea, C. Biological Well-Being during the &ldquo;Economic Miracle&rdquo; in Spain: Height, Weight and Body Mass Index of Conscripts in the City of Madrid, 1955-1974. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 12885;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182412885.
    Views: 741, Downloads: 585, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/24/12885

    Llorca-Jaña, M.; Barría Traverso, D.; Vásquez, D.B.; Rivas, J. Malnutrition Rates in Chile from the Nitrate Era to the 1990s. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 13112;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413112.
    Views: 619, Downloads: 552, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/24/13112

    Senney, G.T.; Steckel, R.H. Developmental Origins of Cardiovascular Disease: Understanding High Mortality Rates in the American South. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 13192;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413192.
    Views: 693, Downloads: 507, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/24/13192

    Ramon-Muñoz, R.; Ramon-Muñoz, J.-M.; Candela-Martínez, B. Sibship Size, Height and Cohort Selection: A Methodological Approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 13369;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413369.
    Views: 597, Downloads: 669, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 4
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/24/13369

    Martinez, J.I.; Figueroa, M.I.; Martínez-Carrión, J.M.; Alfaro-Gomez, E.L.; Dipierri, J.E. Birth Size and Maternal, Social, and Environmental Factors in the Province of Jujuy, Argentina. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(2), 621;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020621.
    Views: 367, Downloads: 300, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/2/621

    Garcia-Montero, H. Height, Nutritional and Economic Inequality in Central Spain, 1837-1936. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(6), 3397;
    https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063397.
    Views: 419, Downloads: 265, Citations: 0, Altmetrics: 0
    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/6/3397