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Female gender and wealth are associated to overweight among adolescents in La Paz, Bolivia

Armando Perez Cueto Eulert UGent, Magali Almanza and Patrick Kolsteren UGent (2005) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. 59(1). p.82-87
abstract
Objective: To describe the prevalence of overweight, obesity and being thin in adolescents of La Paz City, Bolivia. Design: Cross-sectional study, clustered sampling. Setting: La Paz, Bolivia, August - September 2003. Subjects: Height and weight of 525 adolescents ( mean age 16 y; s.d +/-. 1.3) attending public and private schools were measured; sociodemographic characteristics were assessed with a short questionnaire. Results: The present study reveals that 9.3% ( +/-2.5) of the sample are thin adolescents; 19.8% (+/-3.4) is the overall prevalence of overweight and 2.3% ( +/-1.3) the overall prevalence of obesity. The odds of being thin were higher among those working ( P = 0.03) and among those of higher age ( P<0.001). The odds of being overweight were higher among female subjects ( P<0.001). The odds of being obese were higher among younger adolescents ( P = 0.046) and among the more wealthy ones ( P = 0.044). Conclusions: A large prevalence of 22% overweight/obesity in adolescents from La Paz City was observed. The findings support the need of enhanced nutritional surveillance and interventions particularly in female adolescents.
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adolescents, overweight, Bolivia, underweight, BMI, nutritional transition, obesity, prevalence, BODY-MASS INDEX, ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES, NUTRITIONAL-STATUS, YOUNG ADULTHOOD, OBESITY, CHILDREN, TRENDS, PREVALENCE, PREVENTION, CHILDHOOD
journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
Eur. J. Clin. Nutr.
volume
59
issue
1
pages
82-87 pages
publisher
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Article
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000226543500011
JCR category
NUTRITION & DIETETICS
JCR impact factor
2.163 (2005)
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18/53 (2005)
JCR quartile
2 (2005)
ISSN
0954-3007
DOI
10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602040
language
English
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no
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A1
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412690
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-412690
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2005-05-02 10:09:00
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  abstract     = {Objective: To describe the prevalence of overweight, obesity and being thin in adolescents of La Paz City, Bolivia.
Design: Cross-sectional study, clustered sampling.
Setting: La Paz, Bolivia, August - September 2003.
Subjects: Height and weight of 525 adolescents ( mean age 16 y; s.d +/-. 1.3) attending public and private schools were measured; sociodemographic characteristics were assessed with a short questionnaire.
Results: The present study reveals that 9.3\% ( +/-2.5) of the sample are thin adolescents; 19.8\% (+/-3.4) is the overall prevalence of overweight and 2.3\% ( +/-1.3) the overall prevalence of obesity. The odds of being thin were higher among those working ( P = 0.03) and among those of higher age ( P{\textlangle}0.001). The odds of being overweight were higher among female subjects ( P{\textlangle}0.001). The odds of being obese were higher among younger adolescents ( P = 0.046) and among the more wealthy ones ( P = 0.044).
Conclusions: A large prevalence of 22\% overweight/obesity in adolescents from La Paz City was observed. The findings support the need of enhanced nutritional surveillance and interventions particularly in female adolescents.},
  author       = {Perez Cueto Eulert, Armando and Almanza, Magali and Kolsteren, Patrick},
  issn         = {0954-3007},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION},
  keyword      = {adolescents,overweight,Bolivia,underweight,BMI,nutritional transition,obesity,prevalence,BODY-MASS INDEX,ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES,NUTRITIONAL-STATUS,YOUNG ADULTHOOD,OBESITY,CHILDREN,TRENDS,PREVALENCE,PREVENTION,CHILDHOOD},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {82--87},
  publisher    = {NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP},
  title        = {Female gender and wealth are associated to overweight among adolescents in La Paz, Bolivia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602040},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2005},
}

Chicago
Perez Cueto Eulert, Armando, Magali Almanza, and Patrick Kolsteren. 2005. “Female Gender and Wealth Are Associated to Overweight Among Adolescents in La Paz, Bolivia.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 59 (1): 82–87.
APA
Perez Cueto Eulert, A., Almanza, M., & Kolsteren, P. (2005). Female gender and wealth are associated to overweight among adolescents in La Paz, Bolivia. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 59(1), 82–87.
Vancouver
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Perez Cueto Eulert A, Almanza M, Kolsteren P. Female gender and wealth are associated to overweight among adolescents in La Paz, Bolivia. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP; 2005;59(1):82–7.
MLA
Perez Cueto Eulert, Armando, Magali Almanza, and Patrick Kolsteren. “Female Gender and Wealth Are Associated to Overweight Among Adolescents in La Paz, Bolivia.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 59.1 (2005): 82–87. Print.