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High Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Croatian Adults


Čubrilo-Turek, Mirjana; Turek, Stjepan; Szirovicza, Lajos
High Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Croatian Adults // Journal of Coronary Artery Disease. Abstracts. 5th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease - From Prevention to Intervention - ICCAD
Firenca, Italija: Limed Communications, 2003. str. 149-149 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
High Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Croatian Adults

Autori
Čubrilo-Turek, Mirjana ; Turek, Stjepan ; Szirovicza, Lajos

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Journal of Coronary Artery Disease. Abstracts. 5th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease - From Prevention to Intervention - ICCAD / - : Limed Communications, 2003, 149-149

Skup
5th International Congress on Coranary Artery Disease - From Prevention to Intervention - ICCAD

Mjesto i datum
Firenca, Italija, 19-22.10.2003

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Overweight; obesity; adults; Croatia

Sažetak
The aim of the investigation was to determine prevalence of obesity and overweight in the sample of 30 Croatian localities that included both coastal (Split, Rijeka) and continental (Zagreb, Osijek) regions. 5.778 adults, both males and females, between 18-65 years of age formed the sample. Methods: BMI was calculated (weight in kilograms divided by the square if height in meters) (kg/m2). Overweight was defined as a BMI of 25.0-29.9 and obesity as a BMI>30.0. Results: As much as 59.61% adults have BMI above 25. 17.44% of Croatian adults, 21.17% males and 15.29% females were obese, while 41.42%, or 48.06% males and 34.9% females were classified as overweight. According to the data from both coastal and continental regions of Croatia, extremely high prevalence of overweight was found in Zagreb region (73.5% males, 55.1% females), followed by Split (70.5% males, 55.1% females). Rijeka (64.0% males, 45.3% females), and Osijek (62.3% males, 46.0% females) regions. The high prevalence of obesity was found in continental region of Zagreb in both sexes (males 26.0%, females 18.6%), and Osijek region (18.0% males, 13.3% females), followed by coastal Rijeka (15.5% males, 11.8% females) and Split regions (17.2% males, 10.6% females). Significantly more males were obese/overweight in relation to females. Conclusion: On the basis of high prevalence of overweight and obesity in Croatian adults, in both coastal and continental regions, in males and females, there is an urgent necessity to apply preventive skills in order to achieve lifestyle modifications.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0108230
0196001

Ustanove
Institut za antropologiju