The prevalence of overweight, obesity and central obesity in six regions of Croatia: results from the Croatian Adult Health Survey

Fišter, Kristina and Kolčić, Ivana and Musić Milanović, Sanja and Kern, Josipa (2009) The prevalence of overweight, obesity and central obesity in six regions of Croatia: results from the Croatian Adult Health Survey. Collegium antropologicum, 33 (Suppl.). pp. 25-29. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of overweight, obesity and increased waist circumference in the adult population of Croatia and investigate regional differences in six regions of Croatia. Using the data from the 2003 Croatian Adult Health Survey we estimated the overall prevalence of overweight, obesity and increased waist circumference for the entire population of Croatia at 38.11%, 20.34% and 43.52%, respectively. For men, this was 43.2%, 20.1% and 34.98% and for women 33.6%, 20.6% and 51.13%, respectively for the three indicators of increased body weight. We found conflicting evidence as to whether the Mediterranean part of the country, compared with the continental part, bears a lesser degree of cardiovascular risk. Planners should pay particular attention to the Northern region, where the burden of increased body weight was the highest.

Abstract in Croatian

PREVALENCIJA PREKOMJERNE TJELESNE TEŽINE, DEBLJINE I ABDOMINALNE DEBLJINE U ŠEST REGIJA HRVATSKE ----- Cilj rada bio je procijeniti prevalenciju prekomjerne tjelesne težine, debljine i centralne debljine (povećanog opsega struka) u odrasloj populaciji Hrvatske, te istražiti eventualne razlike između pojedinih geografskih regija. Koristeći podatke iz Hrvatske zdravstvene ankete 2003., procijenili smo da je ukupna prevalencija u populaciji 38,11% za prekomjernu tjelesnu težinu, 20,34% za debljinu i 43,52% za centralnu debljinu. Za muškarce, odgovarajuće prevalencije su 43,2%, 20,1% i 34,98%, a za žene 33,6%, 20,6% i 51,13%. Naši rezultati ne mogu sa sigurnošću utvrditi je li kardiovaskularni rizik u priobalju manji nego u kontinentalnom dijelu zemlje. Posebnu pozornost nužno je posvetiti sjevernoj regiji, gdje smo našli uvjerljivo najveće breme prekomjerne tjelesne težine, debljine i centralne debljine.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Body Mass Index ; Croatia/epidemiology ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Obesity/epidemiology ; Obesity/prevention & control ; Overweight/epidemiology ; Overweight/prevention & control ; Prevalence ; Residence Characteristics ; Risk ; Sex Distribution ; Waist Circumference
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Fišter, KristinaUNSPECIFIED
Kolčić, IvanaUNSPECIFIED
Musić Milanović, SanjaUNSPECIFIED
Kern, JosipaUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2009
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/624

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