DemÃ©trio MÃ©rida, Lyris Anunciata1; GuimarÃ£es da Silva, Danielle Cristina2; Fernandes Toffolo, Mayla Cardoso3
Introduction: Excess weight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and metabolic, and its increasing prevalence seen today around the world, has lead to both social consequences as economic for the Brazilian public health. The objective was to evaluate the nutritional status and prevalence of overweight.
Goals: To evaluate the excess weight and pressure levels of employees of a private educational institution.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out with the employees. A structured questionnaire, anthropometric data collection and pressure levels were applied.
Results: A total of 81 employees, in which 39.5% were male and 60.5% female. The mean age of 30.9 ± 9.5 years. The prevalence of overweight was higher in women and obesity was higher in men. The waist circumference high DC was found in 40.6% of men and 57.1% women.
Conclusion: The high number of employees overweight, especially abdominal obesity, alert to the risk of developing chronic diseases and the need for nutritional intervention in public.