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The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Croatian hospitalized coronary heart disease patients.

Vražić, Hrvoje and Šikić, Jozica and Lucijanić, Tomo and Starčević, Boris and Samardžić, Pejo and Tršinski, Dubravko and Šutalo, Krešimir and Mirat, Jure and Zaputović, Luka and Bergovec, Mijo (2012) The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Croatian hospitalized coronary heart disease patients. Collegium Antropologicum, 36 (S1). pp. 211-6. ISSN 0350-6134

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    Croatian abstract

    PREVALENCIJA PREKOMJERNE TJELESNE TEŽINE I PRETILOSTI U HOSPITALIZIRANIH KORONARNIH BOLESNIKA U HRVATSKOJ ----- Cilj ovog rada bio je pokazati prevalenciju prekomjerne tjelesne težine i pretilosti uz izabrane antropometrijske varijable na uzorku bolesnika hospitaliziranih zbog koronarne bolesti u Republici Hrvatskoj (N=1,298). Prevalencija prekomjerne tjelesne težine i pretilosti u ispitivanoj populaciji bila je visoka: 48,2% ispitanika imalo je prekomjernu tjelesnu težinu i 28,6% bilo je pretilo (mjerenom putem indeksa tjelesne mase), dok je 54,5% ispitanika bilo centralno pretilo (mjereno putem omjera struk-bokovi). Prikazani podaci o prevalencijama prekomjerne tjelesne težine, pretilosti i centralne pretilosti pokazuju da, iako postoje neki ohrabrujući trendovi, još uvijek je potrebno dosta učiniti kako bi se prevalencija ovog čimbenika rizika za kardiovaskularnu bolest dodatno smanjila kod bolesnika s koronarnom bolesti u Hrvatskoj. Dok se čini kako se prevalencija pretilosti smanjuje, raste prevalencija prekomjerne tjelesne težine, što bi mogao biti samo rani znak upozorenja nadolazećeg vala epidemije pretilosti u idućim godinama.

    English abstract

    The aim of this article was to investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity using selected anthropometric variables in a sample of hospitalized coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in Croatia (N = 1,298). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in surveyed patient population was high: 48.2% of participants were overweight and 28.6% were obese according to their body mass index; measured through waist-to-hip ratio 54.5% of participants were centrally obese. These data on prevalences of overweight, obesity and central obesity show that although there are some reassuring trends, there is still considerable amount of work to be done if the prevalence of this cardiovascular risk factor is to be reduced further among Croatian CHD patients. While the prevalence of obesity seems to be on the decline, the prevalence of overweight is rising, which may be just an early warning sign of an incoming wave of obesity epidemic in future years.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Coronary Disease/epidemiology ; Coronary Disease/physiopathology ; Croatia/epidemiology ; Hospitalization ; Humans ; Obesity/epidemiology ; Overweight/epidemiology ; Prevalence
    Divisions: Katedra za internu medicinu
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Vražić, Hrvoje
    Šikić, Jozica
    Lucijanić, Tomo
    Starčević, Boris
    Samardžić, Pejo
    Tršinski, Dubravko
    Šutalo, Krešimir
    Mirat, Jure
    Zaputović, Luka
    Bergovec, Mijo
    Date: January 2012
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 11:18
    Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 11:18
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1539

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