publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Obesity awareness among elders living in rural area: a household survey

Maycon Sousa Pegorari; Darlene Mara dos Santos Tavares; Alisson Fernandes Bolina;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017 Journal: Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance, volume 19, page 565 (issn: 1415-8426, eissn: 1980-0037, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Abstract The acceptance of the disease is essential to health self-care, elder’s awareness regarding obesity is suggested to influence their search for health services, and consequently, in obesity’s treatment. This study aimed to verify obesity awareness of elders living in rural areas and associated socioeconomic and demographic factors. We conducted a cross-sectional household survey with 562 individuals, who were older than 60 years and were rural residents from a Brazil southeast city. The identification of obesity awareness was consisted in the agreement between the self-referred obesity and the diagnosis criteria using the body-mass index >27Kg/m2. The as...
free text keywords: Physiology (medical), Physiology, body-mass index, diagnosis, elderly, Sports, GV557-1198.995, Medicine (General), R5-920, Elder, Diagnóstico, Idoso, Índice de massa corporal, Obesidade, Socioeconomic status, Demography, Odds ratio, Disease, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Marital status, Body mass index, Logistic regression, business.industry, business, Rural area
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