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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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.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)251-255
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volumen30
N.º2
EstadoPublished - abr 2013
Publicado de forma externa

Huella dactilar

Absenteeism
Colombia
Abdominal Obesity
Industry
Metals
Preventive Health Services
Waist Circumference
Cross-Sectional Studies
Costs and Cost Analysis

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Agredo Zúñiga, R. A., García Ordoñez, E. S., Osorio, C., Escudero, N., López-Albán, C. A., & Ramírez-Vélez, R. (2013). Abdominal obesity associated to medical-related absenteeism at a company of metal-mechanical industry in Cali, Colombia. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica, 30(2), 251-255.
Agredo Zúñiga, Ricardo A. ; García Ordoñez, Emily S. ; Osorio, Carlos ; Escudero, Natalia ; López-Albán, Carlos A. ; Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson. / Abdominal obesity associated to medical-related absenteeism at a company of metal-mechanical industry in Cali, Colombia. En: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica. 2013 ; Vol. 30, N.º 2. pp. 251-255.
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En: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica, Vol. 30, N.º 2, 04.2013, p. 251-255.

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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Agredo Zúñiga RA, García Ordoñez ES, Osorio C, Escudero N, López-Albán CA, Ramírez-Vélez R. Abdominal obesity associated to medical-related absenteeism at a company of metal-mechanical industry in Cali, Colombia. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica. 2013 abr;30(2):251-255.