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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


MEJIA, Christian R.; LLONTOP-RAMOS, Franklin; VERA, Claudia A.  and  CACERES, Onice J.. Factors associated with overweight and obesity in workers of Piura-Peru. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.351-357. ISSN 1814-5469.


Obesity is a public health problem, which also affects the work sector.


Determine the factors associated with overweight and obesity in Piura workers.


A cross-sectional study, using secondary database. We used the occupational exam records of workers of companies in Sechura - Piura. The main variable was the BMI classification (normal/overweight/obese). Descriptive results and the association between the type of BMI and other variables were presented.


Of the 1203 workers who met the selection criteria, 93.2% (1121) were male, and had a median age of 31 (range: 18-63). Significant difference between BMI with respect to waist circumference, hip diameter, hemoglobin, cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and glucose was found. In addition to gender, age and type of test (entrance/periodic/retirement). The study showed no significant differences from the place of birth or residence.


There were differences in all the physio-anthropometric parameters evaluated with respect to BMI, except birthplace/residence, which shows that the risk of the working population should not be assessed by these demographic characteristics. Work programs to improve global health should be generated.

Keywords : Overweight; Occupational Health. (Source MeSH NLM)..

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