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Prevalence of overweight and obesity in elderly people from Vitória-ES, Brazil.
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PMID:  22450417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The scope of this study was to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity and its association with socio-economic status in a sample of non-institutionalized elderly people from Vitória-ES, Brazil. This was a cross-sectional survey with a sample of 882 elderly people aged 60 and over. Obesity and overweight were assessed using the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). All subjects answered a personal and socio-demographic questionnaire in relation to age, gender, marital status, physical activity, number of children, chronic diseases and smoking. Associations between categorical variables were tested using chi-square analysis with a 5% significance level. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was high (41.8% and 23.4%, respectively) and 50.7% of the elderly had a substantially increased waist circumference. About 4.3% of the individuals had diabetes, 50.4% had hypertension and 14.9% were found to have both diseases. It was observed that both the BMI and WC were significant associated (p<0.05) with sex, marital status, the presence of diseases and with cigarette smoking.
Fabíola Bof de Andrade; Arnaldo de França Caldas Junior; Pedro Makumbundu Kitoko; Jose Edmilson Mazza Batista; Tania Bof de Andrade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ciência & saúde coletiva     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1678-4561     ISO Abbreviation:  Cien Saude Colet     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713483     Medline TA:  Cien Saude Colet     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  749-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, 01246-904,
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