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Abdominal obesity and associated factors in quilombola communities in Northern Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2019

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-%2049742021000300023

Keywords:

Risk Groups, African Continental Ancestry Group, Quilombolas, Abdominal Obesity, Public Health, Cross-Sectional Studies

Abstract

Objective: to analyze the prevalence of abdominal obesity and associated factors in quilombola communities in Northern Minas Gerais, Brazil. Methods: cross-sectional study conducted in 2019 based on structured interviews and measurement of waist circumference; Poisson regression, separated by sex, was used to calculate prevalence ratios (PR) of abdominal obesity adjusted by independent variables and a 95% confidence interval (CI95%). Results: 56.6% (CI95% 50.9;62.0) had abdominal obesity. In the adjusted analysis, among men there was an association of the outcome with age ≥60 years (60-69 years: PR=2.52 – CI95% 1.33;4.75), non-smokers (PR=1.73 – CI95% 1.17;2.55), and hypertension (PR=1.42 – CI95% 1.11;1.80); in women, the outcome was associated with age ≥50 years (50-59 years: PR=1.25 – CI95% 1.01;1.54), ex-smokers (PR=1.26 – CI95% 1.00;1.58), consumption of chicken with skin (PR=1.09 – CI95% 1.00;1.19), and hypertension (PR=1.22 – CI95% 1.11;1.36). Conclusion: the prevalence of abdominal obesity was high among quilombolas, and it was higher in the elderly, hypertensive, smokers and ex-smokers.

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2021-04-20

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Health Sciences