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Frecuencia Y Correlación De Obesidad Por Índice De Masa Corporal, Circunferencia Abdominal Y Porcentaje De Grasa Corporal En Una Consulta De Medicina Interna De Atención Primaria

Author(s): Georges Agobian | Salpi Agobian | Luís Eduardo Traviezo Valles

Journal: Salud, Arte y Cuidado
ISSN 1856-9528

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1-2;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Obesity | abdominal obesity | percentage of corporal fat

Determine frequency and correlation of obesity by Body mass index (BMI), waistCircumference (WC) and Fat Percentage (Fat%), in the Internal Medicine consultation ofUrban Ambulatory type II Dr Ramón E. Gualdrón of Barquisimeto. Descriptive study in 225patients between 20 and 69 years old, pregnant women were excluded, during the periodSeptember 2006 to July 2007. The BMI [Weight (kg.)/Height (m2)], waist circumference(NHANES III method) and the percentage of fat (skinfold of triceps, abdominal, suprailiacand thigh. Jackson and Pollock equation and classified by the Institute for Aerobics Researchof Dallas standards. With SPSS 11.5 determine for qualitative variables Chi2 for qualitativevariables for test of independent samples considering statistical significant with p < 0.05 andthe Kendall coefficient for association considering statisticalsignificant with p < 0.01. Thirty-seven percent presented obesity by BMI, 72% presentedabdominal obesity and 63% percentage of corporal fat in the poor and very poor category.Female demonstrate greater percentage of obesity by BMI and abdominal sex being statisticalsignificant. These results show a light association between both BMI and WC and Fat%considering statistical significant. Exists a high frequency of obesity in this primary caresetting of Internal Medicine consultation and BMI, WC and fat% were a light associatedconsidering statistical significant
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