This study characterized the prevalence of overweight and obesity and assessed their cardiometabolic comorbidities in the population aged years living in the San Juan metropolitan area of Puerto Rico.
We analyzed data from a household survey conducted in Puerto Rico between and that used a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults living in the San Juan metropolitan area. Body mass index were classified as normal weight, overweight and obese.
Poisson regression model with robust variance was used to estimate the prevalence ratio to assess the association of each cardiometabolic comorbidity hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, prediabetes, systemic inflammation, prothrombotic state, and coronary heart disease with overweight and obesity. Age-standardized prevalence of overweight and obesity was Men were more likely to be overweight than women A considerable proportion of adults in this population are overweight or obese.
In view of the wide-ranging effects that overweight and obesity have on health, preventive actions to avert the rise of excess body weight as well as the de of lifestyle interventions are largely needed in this population. Conflict of interest.
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Publication types Research Support, N. Research Support, Non-U. Gov't Actions. MeSH terms Adult Actions.
Aged Actions. Comorbidity Actions. Confidence Intervals Actions. Cross-Sectional Studies Actions.
Female Actions. Humans Actions.
Male Actions. Middle Aged Actions.
Sex Distribution Actions. Young Adult Actions.
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