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LOPES, Aline Cristine Souza et al. Factors associated to overweight among women. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.451-458. ISSN 1414-8145.

The objective is to characterize the users of a public health promotion service (HPS) and identify factors associated with excess weight among these users. It's cross-sectional study among all women in a HPS. It was used anthropometric variables, food consumption and dietary habits, and reports of morbidity. Descriptive analysis and multiple linear regressions were performed (p<0,05). A high prevalence of excess weight (78,7%) and inadequate dietary characteristics were found among the 262 interviewees. The increase of body mass index correlated with inadequate food mastication (b=2,780; p<0,001); insufficient vitamin C intake (b=-2,700; p=0,039); risk of cardiovascular diseases (b=2,840; p<0,001) and dyslipidemia (b=2,292; p=0,003); and doing diets over the last six months (b=2,216; p=0,006). Conclusion: The high rates of excess weight and associated factors show that there is a need to implement strategies for health promotion and recovery, focusing on comprehensive care for individuals and communities, even if at HPS.

Keywords : Food consumption; Chronic disease; Food Habits; Obesity; Risk Factors.

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