• Obesidad abdominal y ausentismo por causa médica en una empresa de la industria metalmecánica en Cali, Colombia.

      Agredo Zúñiga, Ricardo A.; García Ordoñez, Emily S.; Osorio, Carlos; Escudero, Natalia; López-Albán, Carlos A.; Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson (Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS), 2014-03-25)
      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.
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