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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

On-line version ISSN 1989-7790Print version ISSN 0465-546X


BURGOS DIEZ, Paloma; RESCALVO SANTIAGO, Fernando; RUIZ ALBI, Tomás  and  VELEZ CASTILLO, Manuel. Study of obesity in workers of a sanitary center. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.213, pp.75-80. ISSN 1989-7790.

We have analyzed through an epidemiological descriptive study with a sample of 806 workers, the prevalencia of overweight / obesity in a sanitary way. For it we use information obtained of the history clinical labour of our workers and the obtaining of information anthropometrics. We define as overweight an IMC> 25 and obesity> 30. Them proved obtained in general percentages of overweight and obesity they are similar to described in the literature; for sexes, the men of the sample present more obesity than the women in spite of standardizing for age (against it published). Conclusions: A high prevalence of obesity / overweight exists in our sample, as in the general population, which makes necessary the participation of the doctor of the work from the Services of Prevention for the identification and follow-up of the perfilies consider them of the workers and to establish strategies adapted to reduce the prevalence.

Keywords : Obesity; Overweight; sanitary; workers.

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