Overweight and obesity in preschool and school children from a periurban community of Otomi origin of the Toluca Valley, Mexico

The aim is to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in preschool and schoolars from 4 years of a16 peri-urban community of Otomi origin in Toluca, Mexico. To determine the prevalence was obtained Mass Index (BMI) of 2208 students from three schools in different academic levels, which we...

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Autores Principales: Ceballos Juárez, Carmen Liliana, Vizcarra Bordi, Ivonne, Diego Acosta, Liliana, Loza Torres, Mariela, Reyes Ortiz, Carlos
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2012
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/psm/article/view/1200
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21773
Sumario: The aim is to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in preschool and schoolars from 4 years of a16 peri-urban community of Otomi origin in Toluca, Mexico. To determine the prevalence was obtained Mass Index (BMI) of 2208 students from three schools in different academic levels, which were pre-school, primary and secondary schools, which were divided by their origin in Otomi origin with and without, to see a difference. In addition to participant observation to obtain qualitative information on the type of foods to which they have access in the cooperative school. Among the results found that those with Otomi origin had lower weight, greater height, lower waist circunference and lower BMI compared to those without Otomi origin.