SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.29 número3Identification of tachypnea and subcostal retractions as clinical signs for the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia among children: systematic review and meta-analysisUse of resources and costs associated to fractures in spanish women índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Page  

Serviços Personalizados

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • Não possue artigos similaresSimilares em SciELO

Compartilhar


Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública

versão impressa ISSN 1726-4634

Resumo

HERRERA-HUERTA, Emma V et al. Overweight and obesity in indigenous nahuas from Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.3, pp. 345-349. ISSN 1726-4634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342012000300008.

The study was aimed at determining the prevalence of overweight and obesity in indigenous nahuas from Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico. For this purpose, a cross-cut study was conducted between 2010 and 2011, in which the body mass index (BMI) was calculated. To define overweight and obesity, the categories of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mexican Official Standard (NOM, Spanish acronym) were used. 227 nahuas (77,5% women) were included. According to WHO’s guidelines, the rate for overweight among nahuas was 41%, and 36.5% for obesity; according to NOM, it was 11.4 and 69.2% respectively. In conclusion, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among indigenous nahuas is high. Studies should be conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors in order to develop prevention strategies based on this information to improve the health quality of these populations

Palavras-chave : Overweight; Obesity; Indigenous population; Nutritional status; Mexico.

        · resumo em Espanhol     · texto em Espanhol     · pdf em Espanhol