2012, Number S5
Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas 2012; 11 (S5)
de la Fuente CRV, Carballo MRG, Fernández-Britto RJE, Guilarte DS, Albert CMJ
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: since end of XX Century an obesity pandemic has been settled, even nowadays the adiposity term appeared; Cuba and specifically our community are involved in those trends; its link with other atherosclerotic illnesses has arise their incidences.
Objective: the main objective of this research is to identify the waist circunference alterations in adults of a community and its relationship with other factors of atherogenic risk.
Material and Methods: a descriptive study was done to 312 outpatients of both sexes between 20-59 years from 6th Clinic, Vedado's Policlinic, on Havana; between 2008-2009. The Reference's Center of Atherosclerosis Form was applied with variables as: age, sex, blood pressure, body mass index and waist circumference.
Results: 30.1% of population had overweight and 17% obesity; 60.9% had non desirable values of blood pressure; 41.0% prehypertension and 19.9% hypertension. Those patients with overweight there was 38.5% hypertensive, and also 62.4% of obese. Those which had high risk of abdominal obesity 46.8% had prehypertension and 29.8% hypertensive, almost 60% of reported with high risk of abdominal obesity had blood pressure disturbances.
Conclusions: anthropometrical indicators were good risk markers in males from 40-59 years and women over 30 years.