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Enfermería Global

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MARTINS, Tatiana Carvalho Reis et al. Overweight and associated factors: a population-based study. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.44, pp.51-62. ISSN 1695-6141.

The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of excess of weight and associated factors among adults and elders. It is a cross-sectional and population-based study, done in a medium size city of the north of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Interviewed people had 18 or over. The multiple analysis was done through regression of Poisson, adopting as a dependent variable, the overweight (IMC ≥ 25kg/m2). The prevalence of excess of weight was of 53.7%. After the multiple analysis, the factors that remained associated with excess of weight were: age 40 or over, being married/living together, drinking alcohol beverages, smoking, having high blood pressure and depression. The results show a preoccupant prevalence of overweight. Among the associated variables, in the final model, factors related to health style were found. By this, the action to promote health is fundamental to prevent the overweight and obesity among adults and elderly people.

Keywords : Obesity; Overweight; Chronic Disease; Risk Factors; Epidemiology.

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