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Document ID (ISN)109367
CIS number 09-330
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burgos Díez P., Rescalvo Santiago F., Ruiz Albi T., Velez Castillo M.
Title Study of obesity in health care settings
Original title Estudio de obesidad en el medio sanitario [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 2008, Vol.54, No.213, p.75-80. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/mesetra/v54n213/original6.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; body weight; health care personnel; obesity
Descriptors (secondary) anthropometry; frequency rates; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Health care services