Abdominal obesity associated to medical-related absenteeism at a company of metal-mechanical industry in Cali, Colombia

Ricardo A. Agredo Zúñiga, Emily S. García Ordoñez, Carlos Osorio, Natalia Escudero, Carlos A. López-Albán, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume30
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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