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Titolo:
THE PROBLEM OF OBESITY IN CHILE - SOME SH OCKING CHARACTERISTICS
Autore:
ROZOWSKI J; ARTEAGA A;
Indirizzi:
ESCUELA MED,LAB NUTR,LIRA 44 SANTIAGO CHILE PONTIFICIA UNIV CATOLICA CHILE,FAC MED,DEPT NUTR DIABET & METAB SANTIAGO CHILE
Titolo Testata:
Revista Medica de Chile
fascicolo: 10, volume: 125, anno: 1997,
pagine: 1217 - 1224
SICI:
0034-9887(1997)125:10<1217:TPOOIC>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
SPA
Soggetto:
SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS; BODY-FAT; WOMEN; OVERWEIGHT; PREVALENCE; MORTALITY; WEIGHT; MASS; MEN;
Keywords:
OBESITY; OBESITY MORBID; BODY MASS INDEX; PUBLIC HEALTH;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
39
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Citazione:
J. Rozowski e A. Arteaga, "THE PROBLEM OF OBESITY IN CHILE - SOME SH OCKING CHARACTERISTICS", Revista Medica de Chile, 125(10), 1997, pp. 1217-1224

Abstract

Obesity is a disease which severely affects health associated to an increase in relative mortality. The measurement of obesity is currentlyperformed by means of the Body Mass Index (BMI). Normal BMI values are between 20 and 24,9 kg/m(2). In obese individuals a central fat distribution is associated with an increased mortality in men and probablyin women when compared with a peripheral distribution. Based on studies carried out in the Metropolitan Region (Greater Santiago) in 1992, it is estimated that the prevalence of obesity kt the population is near 20% in men and 40% in women, with the highest prevalence being observed in women from a low socioeconomic level. The projection of these figures to the whole country gives an estimate of 2.5 million people in Chile with an increased risk of mortality due to obesity. Since there is a lack of awareness in the Chilean population of the pathology ofobesity and its consequences, the implementation of programs of prevention and treatment of this disease lead by the health authorities is of paramount importance.

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