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Escola Anna Nery

versão impressa ISSN 1414-8145

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JESUS, Maria Cristina Pinto de et al. Health markers of men in a small city. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.4, pp.650-655. ISSN 1414-8145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1414-8145.20140092.

Objective:

Identifying markers of men's health.

Methods:

Descriptive, exploratory study with a quantitative approach, held in a small town in Minas Gerais. The data collection occurred from October to December 2013, using 217 structured forms with information from men.

Results:

134 (62%) forms were filled during visit at the primary health care unit and the rest, on the day of the nutritional census performed in the city; 58% of men were overweight and obese and the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus was 17.5% and 4.6% respectively. Cardiovascular diseases were greater among men and their diet includes a large percentage of processed foods.

Conclusion:

Health markers identified in man highlight the need for operationalization of strategies that strengthen the participation of the male audience on actions of health promotion.

Palavras-chave : Men's Health; Comprehensive Health Care; Health Policy; Health Services.

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