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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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.

Abstract in Croatian

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.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Coronary Disease/epidemiology ; Coronary Disease/physiopathology ; Croatia/epidemiology ; Hospitalization ; Humans ; Obesity/epidemiology ; Overweight/epidemiology ; Prevalence
Departments: Katedra za internu medicinu
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Vražić, HrvojeUNSPECIFIED
Šikić, JozicaUNSPECIFIED
Lucijanić, TomoUNSPECIFIED
Starčević, BorisUNSPECIFIED
Samardžić, PejoUNSPECIFIED
Tršinski, DubravkoUNSPECIFIED
Šutalo, KrešimirUNSPECIFIED
Mirat, JureUNSPECIFIED
Zaputović, LukaUNSPECIFIED
Bergovec, MijoUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2012
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 10:18
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 10:18
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1539

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