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Overweight and obesity in Greek warship personnel: prevalence and correlations.
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PMID:  15542876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of obesity among the personnel of a Greek warship and to highlight the potential relationship of the body-mass index (BMI). METHODS: Data on behavioural and demographic characteristics, among 274 men of a Greek warship, aged between 19 and 38 years, were analysed. RESULTS: 26.5% of participants were overweight and 4.7% obese. BMI was correlated with age, and cigarette pack-years, and inverse correlated with the aerobic exercise. No significant associations were found between BMI and alcohol consumption. CONCLUSION: A relatively high proportion of obesity was found in a Greek military population. Intervention and prevention measures should be targeted at the promotion of physical activity and the reduction of the smoking behaviour of personnel.
Elias E Mazokopakis; John A Papadakis; Maria G Papadomanolaki; George E Vrentzos; Emmanuel S Ganotakis; Christos D Lionis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of public health     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1101-1262     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Public Health     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-15     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204966     Medline TA:  Eur J Public Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Mass Index
Body Weight*
Greece / epidemiology
Health Behavior*
Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
Naval Medicine
Obesity / epidemiology*
Occupational Health
Risk Factors
Ships / manpower
Smoking / epidemiology

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