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ANDRADE, Roseli Gomes de et al. Overweight in men and women among urban area residents: individual factors and socioeconomic context. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2015, vol.31, suppl.1, pp.148-158. ISSN 1678-4464.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-311X00102714.

The present study aimed to evaluate factors associated with overweight among adults living in urban areas, with the income of the census tract as a context variable. The survey assessed individuals from two health districts of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Excess weight was determined by body mass index > 25kg/m2. Multilevel logistic regression was used. The sample comprised 2,935 individuals aged 20 to 60 years. The prevalence of overweight was 52.3% (95%CI: 49.9-54.8), similar between men and women. Higher schooling proved to be protective against overweight in women and a risk for men. Living in census tracts with higher income was associated with excess weight only in males. Report of the consumption of diet soft drinks was positively associated with overweight in both sexes. The occurrence of this event seems to be influenced by different factors or to interrelate differently in men and women.

Palavras-chave : Obesity; Income; Socioeconomic Factors; Urban Health.

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