|Document ID (ISN)||109367|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Burgos Díez P., Rescalvo Santiago F., Ruiz Albi T., Velez Castillo M.
||Study of obesity in health care settings
||Estudio de obesidad en el medio sanitario [in Spanish]|
||4th quarter 2008, Vol.54, No.213, p.75-80. Illus. 9 ref.
||09-0330.pdf [in Spanish]
http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/mesetra/v54n213/original6.pdf [in Spanish]
||This study analyses the prevalence of overweight and obesity among health care workers. It involved a sample of 806 health care workers of a region of Spain, for which medical histories and anthropometric data were available. Overweight and obesity were defined as body mass indices of >25 and >30 respectively. Overall, the prevalences were found to be comparable to those reported in literature concerning the general population. After correcting for age, the prevalence of obesity was slightly higher for men. Other findings are discussed.
||Spain; body weight; health care personnel; obesity
||anthropometry; frequency rates; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Health care services