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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.


Identifying markers of men's health.


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.


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.


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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