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Obesity and lifestyle risk factors among an adult population in Legal Amazon, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Spanhol, Rita De Cássia and Ferrari, Carlos Kusano Bucalen (2016) Obesity and lifestyle risk factors among an adult population in Legal Amazon, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Revista de Salud Pública, 18 (1). pp. 26-36. ISSN 2539-3596

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Objective To evaluate the frequency of obesity and lifestyle risk factors in the population of Barra do Garças, Legal Amazon.Methodology A randomized, transversal study with 305 adults of both genders was performed. Weight, height, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, food dietary habits, frequency of smoking and alcoholic consumption, practice of physical activity, and the physical activity level were evaluated.  Results Smoking and alcoholic consumption was higher among men compared to women. Almost 60 % of men engaged in leisure-time physical activities, whereas only 42.4 % of women practiced physical activity. Women were engaged in mostly sedentary behavior activities, such as watching television and using the computer use than men. Dietary daily intake of fruits and vegetables were higher among women compared to men (65.9 % and 51.5 %, respectively). Men were more prone to drink soft drinks than women. However, 39.4 % of men and only 3.4 % of women drank soft drinks three or more days per week. The prevalence of overweight and obesity according to body mass index (BMI) was higher in this study. 34.4 % of men and 33.7 % of women were overweight and 15.10 % and 17.50% of men and women, respectively, were classifyied as obese. Elevated values of waist circumference were found in 35.35 % of men and 70.73 % of women.Conclusión Women were more sedentary than men and had higher prevalence of abnormal waist circumference values., Introduction: in the past decades, it has been observed an increasing frequency of sedentary behavior and obesity as well as its correlated diseases. Objectives: The objective of this work was to evaluate the frequency of obesity and its associated lifestyle risk factors in the population of Barra do Garças, MT, Legal Amazon. Methodology: A transversal study with 305 adults of both gender and randomly selected was performed. Weight, stature, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, food dietary habits,  frequency of smoking and alcoholic drinking, practice of physical activity, and the physical acitivty level. Results: Smoking frequency was higher among men compared to women (22.2% and 16.1%, respectively). Considering drinking alcoholic beverages the prevalence was higher among men than women (39.4% and 30.24%, respectively). Almost 60% of men were engaged on leisure-time physical activities, whereas only 42.4% of women reported to practice physical activity. Women were engaged in most sedentary behavior activities, such as television watching and use of microcomputer, than men. Dietary daily intake of fruits and vegetables were higher among women compared to men (65.85% and 51.52%, respectively). Men were more prone to drink soft drinks than women. 40% of women and 23.20% of men have drunk soft drinks one or two days per week. However, 39.4% of men and only 3.4% of women drunk soft drinks three or more days per week. The prevalence of overweight and obesity according to body mass index (BMI) was higher in this study. 34.4% of men and 33.7% of women were overweight and 15.10% and 17.50% of men and women, respectively, were classified as obese. Elevated values of waist circumference were found in 35.35% of men and 70.73% of women. Women were more sedentary than men and had higher prevalence of abnormal waist circumference values.

Tipo de documento:Artículo - Article
Palabras clave:waist circumference, obesity, adult, women health, waist circumference, obesity, adult, women health
Temática:3 Ciencias sociales / Social sciences > 36 Problemas y servicios sociales, asociaciones / Social problems & social services
6 Tecnología (ciencias aplicadas) / Technology > 61 Ciencias médicas; Medicina / Medicine & health
Unidad administrativa:Revistas electrónicas UN > Revista de Salud Pública
Código ID:66652
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