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Obesity in Castile and Leon, Spain: epidemiology and association with other cardiovascular risk factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21190779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional study of obesity in a random sample of 4012 individuals aged ≥ 15 years in Castile and Leon, Spain, was carried out. The prevalence of obesity (i.e. a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m²) and abdominal obesity (i.e. a waist circumference > 102 cm in males or > 88 cm in females) was determined and associations between both types of obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors were investigated. The overall prevalence of obesity was 21.7% (95% confidence interval [CI], 20.3%-23.2%): it was higher in women, at 23.2% (95% CI, 20.9%-25.5%), than in men, at 20.4% (95% CI, 18.0%-22.7%). The prevalence of abdominal obesity was 36.7% (95% CI, 34.6%-38.9%): again it was higher in women, at 50.1% (95% CI, 47%-53.1%) than in men, at 22.8% (95% CI, 20.3%-25.2%). Associations were found between obesity and all classic cardiovascular risk factors, except smoking. The 10-year Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) and Framingham risk scores were higher in obese individuals.
Salvador Escribano García; A Tomás Vega Alonso; José Lozano Alonso; Rufino Alamo Sanz; Siro Lleras Muñoz; Javier Castrodeza Sanz; Milagros Gil Costa;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista española de cardiología     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  2011-06-06     Revised Date:  2011-07-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; spa     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2009 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Centro de Salud de Cuéllar, Cuéllar, Segovia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / complications*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Obesity / complications*,  epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Young Adult
Comment In:
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2011 Jun;64(6):541-2   [PMID:  21531064 ]

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