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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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AGREDO ZUNIGA, Ricardo A et al. Abdominal obesity associated to medical-related absenteeism at a company of metal-mechanical industry in Cali, Colombia. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.2, pp.251-255. ISSN 1726-4634.

The aim of this study was examined the abdominal obesity prevalence and association with medical-related absenteeism. A cross-sectional study in 185 men from the metal-mechanical industry was conducted. Sociodemografic and antropometrics data of was gathered, waist circumference was measured as an indicator of abdominal obesity. The prevalence of central obesity was 28.7 %. Subjects with higher values of central obesity showed higher frequency, higher duration and higher costs of medical-related absenteeism, however, this relationship was not significant. We conclude that abdominal obesity is highly frequent in this sample; however, since it’s a reversible risk, enterprises could get benefits from preventive and promotional programs destiny to control this problem.

Keywords : Obesity, abdominal; Absenteeism; Occupational health.

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