Acceleration of growth in Lublin new borns as a marker of environmental changes
The aim of the study was to estimate the acceleration of birth parameters: body length, body weight, head and chest circumference of Lublin newborns as a response to environmental changes observed since 1964 till 2001. The environmental conditions changes were characterized by: health care standards, average consumption of selected foodstuffs, furnishings, level of education and income of households. The systematic, statistically significant increase of birth length was observed within the whole studied period. Improvement of indices, expecially concerning health care, in front of an average income decrease in Lublin voivodship comparing to Poland in the same period, should be emphasized.