Fatores associados ao estado nutricional dos estudantes da 4ª à 9ª série do ensino fundamental de 3 regiões administrativas do município de Vitória [thesis]

Cristina Carpentieri Zollner Salvador
7 Salvador CCZ. Fatores associados ao estado nutricional dos estudantes da 4ª à 9ª série do ensino fundamental de 3 regiões administrativas do município de Vitória/ Factors associated with the nutritional status of 4 th to 9 th grade Elementary to Middle School students in 3 administrative regions of the County of Vitoria [Thesis]. São Paulo: Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP; 2008. Abstract Introduction: The overweight prevalence already exceeds 40% among Brazilian's adults. This justifies the
more » ... This justifies the monitoring of obesity among children and adolescents, as well as the nutritional deficits that affect children of low income, even though today it is present in levels lower than in previous decades. Objective: To describe the prevalence and the factors associated with the nutritional status of 4 th to 9 th grade Elementary to Middle School students in 3 administrative regions of the County of Vitória. Method: The nutritional status and sexual maturation stage of 400 private and public school individuals were evaluated. It was considered stunting those individuals with height-for-age below -2 Z-scores of median value for the reference population; wasting those with body mass index (BMI) below the percentile 5 th and as overweight/obesity the BMI ≥ of percentile 85 th . For waist circumference was adopted the percentile ≥ 90 of the British population. Results: There was a low prevalence of stunting (4.0%) and wasting (4.8%) and high prevalence of overweight/obesity (21.3%) and fat accumulation in the waist area (27.3%). In the multiple generalized linear model the variables associated with stunting were: initial stages of sexual maturation (PR-14.84), age
doi:10.11606/t.6.2008.tde-02122008-095206 fatcat:uyzhksf7hvbivmvyjjzt73bo2y