publication . Article . 2014

Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescents from an urban district of Lima, Peru 2012

Gaudi Lozano-Rojas; Emilio Cabello-Morales; Herminio Hernádez-Diaz; Cesar Loza-Munarriz;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Salud
Objectives. To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity according to the criteria of the WHO and CDC in adolescents from an urban district of Lima, Peru 2012. Materials and methods. This cross-sectional study included 1,743 school children of 12 to 17 years of age selected from ten public and private educational institutions, using a randomized and stratified sample of “conglomerados” (neighborhoods). In the selected schools, weight and height were measured. For the diagnosis of overweight and obesity, criteria from the WHO and CDC were used. For data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were performed. Results. According to the WHO criteri...
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