Prevalence and factors associated with overweight adults in Brazil: a study of population-based throughout the national territory

Vladimir Schuindt da Silva Edio Luiz Petroski Israel Souza Diego Augusto Santos Silva About the authors

The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence and factors associated with overweight (BMIt 25kg/m ² ) among adults (81.754) in Brazil. We performed Poisson regression, crude and adjusted. The results showed highest prevalence of overweight in adults 50 to 59 years (PR=1.21, 95%CI: 1.20;1.22), males (PR=1.01, 95%CI: 1.01; 1.02), blacks (PR=1.01, 95% CI:1.00;1.02), average education level (PR=1.02, 95%CI: 1.01;1.02), high income (PR=1.09, 95%CI:1.08;1.10) and in the South Region (PR=1.02, 95%CI: 1.01;1.02). It concluded that, through results found, it is fundamental adopting strategic actions in public health in regard to the adult population in Brazil.

Adults; overweight; obesity; cross-sectional study

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