Evaluation of anthropometric parameters in a national sample of Mexican older adults

Evaluación de los parámetros antropométricos en una muestra nacional de adultos mayores mexicanos

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  • María Araceli Ortiz Rodríguez Facultad de Nutrición, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
  • Ricardo López Solís English
  • Antonio Rafael Villa Romero English
  • María Fernanda Martínez Salazar English
  • Luis Fernando Bautista Ortiz Faculty of Nutrition, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Mexico
  • Juan Felipe de Jesús Adame Alemán English
  • Paola Kattyana Antunez Bautista English

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12800/ccd.v17i53.1846

Resumen

The purpose of this study was to describe anthropometric parameters in a population of Mexican older adults (OA). 516 OA (277 women, 239 men) aged ≥ 65 years were interviewed. Anthropometry and a sociodemographic data questionnaire were performed. Means and standard deviations, prevalence (%) and confidence intervals are reported in the results. SPSS v20.0 was used in the statistical analysis. The combined prevalence of overweight and obesity in our population was 77%. The mean WHR values obtained were (0.97 in men and 0.89 in women). Finally, the percentage of fat in men was 30.6% and in women it was 39.8%. The results of this investigation showed significant differences between men and women in most of the anthropometric measures and nutrition indicators. The prevalence of overweight and obesity reported in the Mexican elderly population was higher than that reported in other studies, which shows an important public health problem in Mexican older adults. More studies are needed at the national level on nutritional parameters in the elderly in order to detect cardiovascular risk factors in a timely manner.

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2022-09-01

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Ortiz Rodríguez, M. A., López Solís, R., Villa Romero, A. R., Martínez Salazar, M. F., Bautista Ortiz, L. F., Adame Alemán, J. F. de J., & Antunez Bautista, P. K. (2022). Evaluation of anthropometric parameters in a national sample of Mexican older adults: Evaluación de los parámetros antropométricos en una muestra nacional de adultos mayores mexicanos. Cultura, Ciencia Y Deporte, 17(53). https://doi.org/10.12800/ccd.v17i53.1846

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