ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
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'Grejtáková D, Mačeková S, Gabriková D, Boroňová I, Bernasovská J, Bernasovský I, 2010: Research report: Overweight and obesity among the adult population of Eastern Slovakia. Anthropologie (Brno) 48, 3: 285-287'.
 
Abstract
The aim of the study is to provide data on the incidence of overweight and obesity in the adult population of Eastern Slovakia. In particular, the study describes the assessment of obesity and evaluation of health status through the different anthropometric measurements. Body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio were measured using standardised methods. According to BMI, results confirmed a higher incidence of overweight and obesity in men (57.8%) than in women (33.4%). Waist-to-hip ratio provided lower incidence of obesity (9.4%) in men than in women (30.6%). Based on waist circumference (men≥94 cm, women≥80 cm), abdominal obesity was detected in 45.4% men and in 58.3% women. The study revealed that mean value of waist circumference in women (80.9±10.6 cm) reaches the value associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disease risk. A statistical significant difference (P<0.05) was found between men and women in mean values of body height, body weight, waist circumference, BMI and WHR in favour of men.
 
Keywords
BMI - WC - WHR - Overweight - Obesity - Adult population
 
 
 
 

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