ESPE Abstracts (2014) 82 P-D-3-3-796

Universidade Federal DO Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Background: In Brazil there is a nutritional transition between child malnutrition and increasing prevalence of obesity.

Objective and hypotheses: The study aims to identify the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children aged 5–18 years in five private and 15 public schools from city of Uberaba Brazil.

Method: Anthropometric data, inventorys physical activities and socioeconomic aspects were evaluated from 1125 individuals, 681 girls and 444 boys. Comparisons between groups by ANOVA; correlation between variables by Pearson’s test and significant level was P<0.05.

Results: Undernutrition was 36 (3.2%), eutrophic 725 (64.4%), overweight 195 (17.33%) and obesity 169 (15.02%). It was observed that overweight was more prevalent between girls 127 (59.91%) and obesity between boys 84 (55.26%) P=0.0042.

Conclusion: Obesity is becoming an important public health problem and warns for the need of policies that encourage healthy eating and physical activity, reducing sedentary lifestyle.

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