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[Healthy eating, schooling and being overweight among low-income women].
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PMID:  23358761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The scope of this study was to analyze the factors associated with the prevalence of being overweight and obesity in a population of low-income adult women living in a metropolitan region and its association with socioeconomic, demographic, reproductive and lifestyle variables, highlighting the importance of healthy eating. A population-based, cross-sectional study was conducted with a random sample of 758 women aged 20 or older living in Campos Elíseos - Duque de Caxias - State of Rio de Janeiro. Bivariate and multivariate hierarchical regression was used to identify factors associated with overweight and obesity. A prevalence of 23% of obesity was found, and a prevalence of 56% of being overweight and obesity combined. An inverse association was found between years of study, being overweight and obesity. Most of the women reported having a healthy diet (73.6%) that increased positively with income, education and age. Failure to consume vegetables weekly was associated with being overweight and not having a healthy diet was associated with obesity. The results of this study demonstrate that even in low-income populations, a higher level of education has an impact on prevention of this problem and in food choices.
Ana Paula Machado Lins; Rosely Sichieri; Walmir Ferreira Coutinho; Eloane Gonçalves Ramos; Maria Virginia Marques Peixoto; Vânia Matos Fonseca
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ciência & saúde coletiva     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1678-4561     ISO Abbreviation:  Cien Saude Colet     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713483     Medline TA:  Cien Saude Colet     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  por     Pagination:  357-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Medicina Social, Departamento de Epidemiologia, UERJ, Maracanã, RJ, 20550-900.
Vernacular Title:
Alimentação saudável, escolaridade e excesso de peso entre mulheres de baixa renda.
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