Ante Ivanković

Sveučilište u Mostaru, Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Publications (4)4.82 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of alcohol abuse and alcoholism in the general population of Mostar region, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This study was conducted on a stratified sample of 704 participants. The prevalence of alcohol abuse was determined using standardized questionnaire on alcohol consumption--Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test. Prevalence of alcohol abuse with high risk for alcoholism was 9.9% and prevalence of alcohol addiction was 2.1%. In student population, there were 3.9% of alcohol addicts and 11.1% of persons with high risk of alcoholism. In high school population, there were 1.7% of alcohol addicts and 14.4% of persons with high risk of alcoholism. In Mostar region there was a high prevalence of alcoholism and problematic drinking, especially in high school and student population. There is a need for extensive preventive measures that have to include education, early diagnosis and intervention.
    Collegium antropologicum 03/2010; 34 Suppl 1:29-31. · 0.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: War in Bosnia and Herzegovina lasted from 1991 to 1995 and resulted in profound consequences marked by the large number of victims, increase in the diseases and disorders prevalence, that were not common before it occurred. The effects it had on health status of the entire population was reflected through many negative demographic trends, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the spread of a number of unhealthy behavioral patterns and a lot of migrations. All this presents a problem for institutions of health system which are attempting to control these negative influences especially during the transition period, marked by the direct adverse consequences of the 1991-1995 war. The present paper presents a summation of various sources which are attempting to provide a synthetic overview and provide basic information in relation to the health status of the population, and also to provide a baseline evaluation for deployment of public health interventions.
    Collegium antropologicum 03/2010; 34 Suppl 1:325-33. · 0.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To present the prevalence of dental caries in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH). A survey focused on dmft and DMFT indices was carried out in four cantons of the Federation of BH in 1997. The dental health of 6- and 12-year-olds was assessed in random samples (n = 238 and 318, respectively). DMFT index in adult population was assessed in clients coming to dental offices in the same area (35-44-year-olds; n = 401). All the subjects were clinically investigated. During the 1991-95 war, all four cantons were affected by the migration of population. The population per dentist ratio considerably increased in three cantons. In 6-year-olds, the average dmft (+/-SD) was 4.9 +/- 4.0, and 86% of the children were affected with dental caries. The average DMFT of 12-year-olds was 6.2 +/- 3.9. On the average, 94% of the 12-year-olds were affected with dental caries. Mean DMFT of adult clients was 15.1 +/- 7.0. Almost every adult (98%) was affected with dental caries. The dental status in postwar BH is rather poor and the mean DMFT in all investigated age groups may be considered high. The detrimental effect of 1991-95 war on social conditions and the health care system should be considered in explaining such poor dental health. Despite the limitations, the presented data may be used to assess the treatment needs, assure the visibility for dental issues in BH, and help the west European countries to plan dental services for refugees from BH.
    Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology 05/2003; 31(2):100-4. · 1.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract –Objectives: To present the prevalence of dental caries in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH).Methods: A survey focused on dmft and DMFT indices was carried out in four cantons of the Federation of BH in 1997. The dental health of 6- and 12-year-olds was assessed in random samples (n = 238 and 318, respectively). DMFT index in adult population was assessed in clients coming to dental offices in the same area (35–44-year-olds; n = 401). All the subjects were clinically investigated.Results: During the 1991–95 war, all four cantons were affected by the migration of population. The population per dentist ratio considerably increased in three cantons. In 6-year-olds, the average dmft (±SD) was 4.9 ± 4.0, and 86% of the children were affected with dental caries. The average DMFT of 12-year-olds was 6.2 ± 3.9. On the average, 94% of the 12-year-olds were affected with dental caries. Mean DMFT of adult clients was 15.1 ± 7.0. Almost every adult (98%) was affected with dental caries.Conclusions: The dental status in postwar BH is rather poor and the mean DMFT in all investigated age groups may be considered high. The detrimental effect of 1991–95 war on social conditions and the health care system should be considered in explaining such poor dental health. Despite the limitations, the presented data may be used to assess the treatment needs, assure the visibility for dental issues in BH, and help the west European countries to plan dental services for refugees from BH.
    Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology 03/2003; 31(2):100 - 104. · 1.80 Impact Factor

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4.82 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2010
    • Sveučilište u Mostaru
      Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2003
    • Sveučilišna klinička bolnica Mostar
      Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina