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Los Determinantes de la Obesidad en Colombia

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  • Roberto Fortich Mesa
  • Juan David Gutierrez

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En este trabajo se exploran las asociaciones entre el à ndice de Masa Corporal (IMC) y características socioeconómicas del hogar en Colombia, con datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud (ENDS) de 2010. Una mayor educación estuvo asociada significativamente con un menor IMC y con una menor prevalencia de sobrepeso (25≤IMC≤30) y obesidad (IMC≥30), tanto en hombres como en mujeres. La prevalencia de sobrepeso u obesidad (IMC≥25) fue igual a 47%. El IMC estuvo relacionado positivamente con una variable socioeconómica, el à ndice de Riqueza, y con dos variables geográficas, la región y el clima. El exceso de peso es un problema que merece mayor atención en Colombia, por el impacto futuro que puede tener sobre los costos de la salud pública.

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  • Roberto Fortich Mesa & Juan David Gutierrez, 2011. "Los Determinantes de la Obesidad en Colombia," Revista Economía y Región, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000411:009184
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    Keywords

    Colombia; obesidad; sobrepeso; estatus socioeconomico;
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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities

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