PREVALÊNCIA DE SOBREPESO E OBESIDADE EM FUNCIONÁRIOS DAS ESCOLAS MUNICIPAIS DE UM MUNICÍPIO DO OESTE DO PARANÁ
Authors: Silvane Groth Lange, Janaina Iara Lopes, Renata Gomes Navarro Kachvartanian, Francisco Navarro
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Objective: This study had as purpose to evaluate the nutritional status, the practice of physical exercises and the presence of chronical diseases in employees of a town in the west of Paraná. Materials and methods: Transversal study developed with adult employees of both genus in 2012, from August to November. It was collected data about the socio-demographic profile and nutritional evaluation, through the obtainment of weight and height, bodily circumference (BC) to evaluate the risk of diseases related to obesity development. On the other hand, the chronical diseases and the practice of physical exercises were considered the employee’s report. Results: From the female employees evaluated, 34% presented overweight, 17,6% obesity class I and 7,3% obesity class II while 50% of the men presented overweight, 16,6% obesity class I and 5,7% obesity class II. In the bodily circumference 50.2% of the employees presented risk to develop diseases related to obesity and 69.2% reported to be sedentary. In relation to the presence of disease 17.6% presented one or more of them. Discussion: Gigante and collaborators in a similar study in 2006, found 47% of the men and 39% of the women were overweight while 11% presented obesity, in both genus. Conclusion: The employees’ nutritional status is committed because most of them are overweight or obese.
Key words: Nutritional assessment. Nutritional status. Physical exercise. Chronical disease.