Health conditions associated with overweight in climacteric women

Autoři: Maria Suzana Marques aff001;  Ronilson Ferreira Freitas aff001;  Daniela Araújo Veloso Popoff aff001;  Fernanda Piana Santos Lima de Oliveira aff002;  Maria Helena Rodrigues Moreira aff003;  Andreia Maria Araújo Drummond aff004;  Dorothéa Schmidt França aff002;  Luís Antônio Nogueira dos Santos aff001;  Marcelo Eustáquio de Siqueira e Rocha aff001;  João Pedro Brant Rocha aff004;  Maria Clara Brant Rocha aff005;  Maria Fernanda Santos Figueiredo Brito aff001;  Antônio Prates Caldeira aff001;  Fabiana Aparecida Maria Borborema aff002;  Viviane Maria Santos aff002;  Josiane Santos Brant Rocha aff001
Působiště autorů: State University of Montes Claros, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil aff001;  Fipmoc University Center (UNIFIPMoc), Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil aff002;  University of Trás-dos-Montes and Alto Douro, Department of Sports Science, Exercise and Health, Vila Real, Portugal aff003;  Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil aff004;  Faculty of Medical Sciences of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil aff005
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218497


This study aims to investigate the association between health conditions and overweight in climacteric women assisted by primary care professionals. It is a cross-sectional study conducted with 874 women from 40 to 65 years of age, selected by probabilistic sampling between August 2014 and August 2015. In addition to the outcome variable, overweight and obesity, other variables such as sociodemographic, reproductive, clinical, eating and behavioural factors were evaluated. Descriptive analyses of the variables investigated were performed to determine their frequency distributions. Then, bivariate analyses were performed through Poisson regression. For the multivariate analyses, hierarchical Poisson regression was used to identify factors associated with overweight and obesity in the climacteric period. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 74%. Attending public school (PR: 1.30–95% CI 1.14–1.50), less schooling (PR: 1.11–95% CI 1.01–1.23), gout (PR: 1.18–95% CI 1.16–1.44), kidney disease (PR: 1.18–95% CI 1.05–1.32), metabolic syndrome (MS) (PR: 1.19–95% CI 1.05–1.34) and fat intake (PR: 1.12–95% CI 1.02–1.23) were considered risk factors for overweight. Having the first birth after 18 years of age (PR: 0.89–95% CI 0.82 to 0.97) was shown to be a protective factor for overweight and obesity. The presence of overweight and obesity is associated with sociodemographic, reproductive, clinical and eating habits.

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Brazil – Eating habits – Fats – Gout – Kidneys – Obesity – Schools – Women's health


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