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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038


BELAUNDE CLAUSELL, Antonio  y  ARADA COLLADO, Alfredo. Overweight and Obesity in Occupationally Active Women in a Health Area. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.4, e1234.  Epub 01-Dic-2020. ISSN 0864-2125.


Obesity is defined as the presence of an excessive amount of body fat. It is associated with a higher frequency of chronic diseases. Data from Cuba suggest that the prevalence of overweight and obesity is higher than in some European and Latin American countries.


To determine, in a health area, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in working women.


Observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study carried out, in the period between October 2018 and January 2019, in the service area of ​​Antonio Pulido Humarán Teaching Polyclinic of La Lisa Musicality, Havana. The sample was made up of 237 women, aged 18-60 years. The presence of overweight and obesity was determined by the body mass index and waist circumference.


Overweight was found in 45.6% of the sample and obesity, in 28.6%. 44.3% had waist circumference with substantially increased metabolic risk. 35% of the women had overweight and did not take regular physical exercise, while 24.9% had obesity and did not take any physical exercise either. The professions that predominated the most were those with high degree of sedentary lifestyle.


The prevalence of overweight and obesity was high, and it was higher than other studies carried out in Cuba.

Palabras clave : overweight; obesity; waist circumference.

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