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Frequency and changes in trends of leading risk factors of coronary heart disease in women in the city of Novi Sad during a 20-year period  [PDF]
Raki? Du?ica,Jakovljevi? ?or?e
Vojnosanitetski Pregled , 2012, DOI: 10.2298/vsp1202163r
Abstract: Backround/Aim. From 1984 to 2004 the city of Novi Sad participated through its Health Center “Novi Sad” in the international Multinational MONItoring of Trends and Determinants in CArdiovascular Disease (MONICA) project, as one of the 38 research centers in 21 countries around the world. The aim of this study was to determine frequency and changes of trends in leading risk factors of coronary heart disease (CHD) and to analyze the previous trend of movement of coronary event in women in Novi Sad during a 20- year period. Methods. In 2004, the fourth survey within MONICA project was conducted in the city of Novi Sad. The representative sample included 1,041 women between the age of 25 and 74. The prevalence of risk factors in CHD such as smoking, high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol, elevated blood glucose and obesity was determined. Also, indicators of risk factors and rates of coronary events in women were compared with the results from MONICA project obtained in previous three screens, as well as with the results from other research centres. χ2-test, linear trend and correlartion coefficient were used in statistical analysis of results obtained. Results. It was observed that during a 20-year period covered by the study, the prevalence of the leading risk factors for the development of CHD in the surveyed women was significantly increasing and in positive correlation with the values of linear trend. Also, the increase of morbidity rates and mortality rates of coronary event were in positive correlation. The decrease was only recorded in the period from 1985-1989 (the implementation of the intervention programme). Conclusion. Upon analysing the increase in prevalence of leading risk factors of CHD and significant increase in the rates of coronary event, we can conclude that health status of women in Novi Sad during a 20-year period was deteriorating.
Health priorities in the city of Novi Sad  [PDF]
Uveri?-Radovi? Mila
Medicinski Pregled , 2007, DOI: 10.2298/mpns0710464u
Abstract: Introduction. Health is the expression of two mutually related aspects of the socioecological system - health balance and health potential, which integrate the main aspects of the socioecological paradigm. Responsibility for health. Individuals, families, community members and the local government are of special importance for public health in the city of Novi Sad. Their partnership and collaboration are the key elements of successful public health practices and reduction of health inequalities. Health status of the population of the Novi Sad. Indicators of health status and follow-up of the population of Novi Sad (sample included the population aged 24-74, part of the WHO MONICA project), point to low population growth rate, accelerating trend of population aging, high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases and behavioral and biological risk factors related with non-communicable diseases (smoking, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level). Strategy framework for health promotion. At present situation, in the health policy and in the health care system of the city of Novi Sad, priority has been given to prevention programs and projects aimed at health promotion. Conclusion. Effective implementation of health promotion and prevention programs and projects, followed by close cooperation of medical and non-medical experts, as well as organizations and institutions, is a good base for achieving the main goal - Health for All in the 21st Century. .
The human heat balance in the city of Novi Sad (Serbia)
Kraji? Aleksandar
Glasnik Srpskog Geografskog Dru?tva , 2012, DOI: 10.2298/gsgd1204099k
Abstract: This analysis is based on the human heat balance according to the bioclimatic man-environment heat exchange model created by Krzysztof B a ejczyk. The final result of the human heat balance model points to biothermal weather situations for the outdoor recreational needs. In this analysis, middles daily meteorological data (of climatological station of Novi Sad) were used for two extreme months, January and July. In this work, it is analyzed two periods, the first is for 1992-2010. and the second is for year 2010. The aim is to show how weather can be evaluated for recreational needs which the health resource of Novi Sad and to point out the shortcomings when it comes to multi-year analysis. The objective of this article has been to present a bioclimatic analysis of city Novi Sad and how weather variables come together in order to give a climate meaning on human organism.
Not to be forgotten: The bombing of Novi Sad: An ecological black area
Nje?i? Zvonko B.,A?anski Marijana M.
Hemijska Industrija , 2009, DOI: 10.2298/hemind0902075n
Abstract: During the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, the second largest Yugoslav city Novi Sad was one of the cities that bore the brunt of the bombing. According to NATO press releases, the bombing targeted oil refineries, roads, bridges, and telecommunications relay stations, facilities which had used for military purposes. The bombing of Novi Sad's refinery caused fires which burned 50000 tons of crude oil, sending toxins and carcinogens into the air and contaminating groundwater. The bombing of the city caused great damage to local civilians, including severe pollution and widespread ecological damage, health consequences which will remain for years as well as permanent psychological consequences caused by almost 3 months of trauma and fear.
Reminiscence on the municipal out-of-hospital Maternity unit and the Motherhood Home in Novi Sad  [PDF]
Dobanova?ki Du?anka,Breberina Milan,Vujo?evi? Bo?ica,Pe?anac Marija
Medicinski Pregled , 2013, DOI: 10.2298/mpns1302093d
Abstract: Introduction. In the mid-twentieth century, the health care of women and children was inadequate in the post-war Yugoslavia, including the city of Novi Sad, due to the severe post-war reality: poverty in the devastated country, shortage of all commodities and services and especially of medical supplies, equipment and educated staff. Out-of-Hospital Maternity Unit. One of the serious problems was parturition at home and morbidity and mortality of the newborns and women. Soon after the World War II the action programme of improving the women’s health was realized on the state level by establishing out-of-hospital maternity units but under the expert supervision. The Maternity unit at 30 Ljudevita Gaja Street in Novi Sad played a great role in providing skilled birth attendance at mainly normal deliveries. With a minimal number of medical staff and modest medical equipment, about 2000 healthy babies were born in this house. Motherhood Home. After 5 years of functioning in that way, this unit was transformed into the Motherhood Home and became a social and medical institution for pregnant women and new mothers. Regardless of the redefined organization concept the curative and preventive health care as well as women and children social protection programmes were provided successfully for the next 12 years. Although the Motherhood Home was moved into the Women Health Centre of Novi Sad and later into the former Maternity Hospital in Sremski Karlovci, its great importance for women and children’s health care remained unchanged. In 1979 the overall social situation and mostly economic issues led to its closing. Epilogue. The house in Gajeva Street is now used as the municipality office. However, this house with its story recommends itself to become a house for a special social function, such as a museum of medical history of Novi Sad. A small investment could make it possible to collect, preserve and display the valuable records of our past, which is something we do owe to the generations to come.
Changes in the population trends in the town of Novi Sad in the period between two censuses  [PDF]
Stoj?in Sne?ana
Zbornik Matice Srpske za Drustvene Nauke , 2006, DOI: 10.2298/zmsdn0621119s
Abstract: According to the 2002 census, Novi Sad, the capital of The Autonomous Province of Vojvodina has 299.294 inhabitants, including the suburban settlements, which makes 14,7% of the total population of Vojvodina. The Town of Novi Sad includes two urban municipalities: Novi Sad and Petrovaradin that is fifteen settlements. The goal of this paper is to point to the changes in the population trends in the suburban settlements and Novi Sad which occurred in the period between the censuses 1991 and 2002. In the mentioned period, the number of inhabitants increased in all settlements except Kisa , where on the average there were 34,4 inhabitants less every year. The population of Novi Sad and Veternik increased most. The basic question to be asked is: was the growth in the number of inhabitants caused by the positive natural increase or was due to the immigrated population.
Consumption of alcohol among students of the University of Novi Sad
Darijo Bokan,Dalibor Bokan,Du?ica Raki?,Neboj?a Budakov
South Eastern Europe Health Sciences Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Aim To determine the extent of alcohol consumption amongstudents in Novi Sad.Method This research was conducted among students of theUniversity of Novi Sad in the period from October 2010 untilApril 2011. The study involved 800 students from the first andfinal study years (age from 20 to 24), both sexes were equallyrepresented. A special questionnaire was designed for thisstudy.Results As many as 728 (91%) respondents consumed alcoholat least once in a lifetime (p<0.001), there was a highprevalence of occasionally and everyday alcohol usage amongstudents in 653 (81.6%) cases. Male students, 351 of them(87.7%), consumed alcohol more frequently as compared tofemales (p<0.06). In most cases students of both sexes had thefirst contact with alcohol at the age of 15 (p>0.05). There was alarge percentage of female respondents who consumed alcoholonce a month 210 (52.5%) as compared to male respondents137 (34.3%) (p<0.01). There was a statistically significant correlationbetween alcohol consumption and achieved academicperformance (p<0.01).Conclusion These results indicate the necessity of primaryprevention and organization, comprehensive and preventiveactivities with adolescents.
Od a ari-teodorice in Novi Sad  [PDF]
Vi?ekruna Danka
Zbornik Matice Srpske za Drustvene Nauke , 2009, DOI: 10.2298/zmsdn0926055v
Abstract: 'Od a ari 'chimney sweepers' - t(e)odorice... is the name for the description of the ritual whose original name is not known. It is a very old, pre-Christian, annual - spring ritual belonging to the domain of the productive magic and the ancestor cult (of the dead). Afterwards and later, it was related to the cleaning of chimneys before the beginning of Lent (The Cheese-fare Sunday) or the first week of Lent (the first Sunday of Lent or Th(e)odore's Sunday). Since it has not attracted attention of the researchers so far, almost half a century after its disappearance it is reconstructed in the only possible way: exclusively according to the oral sources - the accounts of the old inhabitants of Novi Sad, the Serbs of the Orthodox faith.
Fly-Through animation at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad  [PDF]
Popkonstantinovi? Branislav,Nikoli? Ivica,Peri?i? Ana,Kekeljevi? Igor
Facta Universitatis Series : Architecture and Civil Engineering , 2011, DOI: 10.2298/fuace1102277p
Abstract: This article describes application of Fly-Through animation, especially in architecture. It shows application of this animation technique on Computer Graphics - Animation in Engineering studies and on Architecture and Urban Planning studies at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. Three historically significant buildings have been modeled and animated: Gymnasium Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning and a City Hall in Novi Sad. Development process of these models and animations is described in details, step by step.
Analysis of obesity prevalence in students from Novi Sad  [PDF]
Crnobrnja Veljko,Srdi? Biljana,Stoki? Edita,Dujmovi? Ferenc
Medicinski Pregled , 2012, DOI: 10.2298/mpns1204133c
Abstract: Introduction. Apart from assessing the nutrition status, the diagnosis of obesity also includes the assessment of mass and distribution of adipose tissue which provides revealing of latent types of obesity that hold higher health risks. The aim of our study was to assess the nutritional status and to analyze the prevalence of normal weight obesity and abdominal obesity in students from the University of Novi Sad. Material and methods. The body mass index, waist circumference and body fat mass were assessed in the group of 371 students from the University of Novi Sad (their average age being 22.9±2.5y). Results. One-fifth of the study sample students were found to be overweight and obese, i.e. 21% and 1.1%, respectively. The frequency of overweight and obesity was higher in male respondents (overweight: 41.67% vs. 6.05%; obesity: 1.92% vs. 0.46%). Among the survey respondents, there were 4.6% of underweight students, all of whom were female students. Body fat was found to be increased in 11% of the students, the frequency being higher in the males. The phenomenon of obesity in normal body mass was recorded in 7% of the respondents, being more frequent in female students. The total of 5.6% of female students and 5.8% of male students had abdominal obesity. Conclusion. The survey results indicate the necessity and obligation to direct attention to regular and complete diagnostics of obesity in order to determine the size of fat body mass and its distribution. The presence of obesity in normal body mass among young, student population requires the comprehensive, detailed and timely diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
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