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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Brazil | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018
Nutritional State of Pre-Poveries of Public and Private Education Networks in Jequie, Ba, Brazil
Everton Almeida Sousa | Yago Cardoso Gusmao | Taylan Cunha Meira | Diego de Morais Leite | Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Borges | Renata Ferreira Santana
Abstract: Introduction It is observed that excess body fat in childhood can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adult life. Objective In view of this problem, it is imperative not to analyze the nutritional status of prepubescent children in public and private schools in the city of Jequi / BA, Brazil. Methods Cross-sectional, descriptive, uncontrolled study. For this, a primary school of the public (municipal) network and one of the private schools of the urban area of the municipality of Jequi were chosen, being classified separately by sex, age, series and according to the school in which they were enrolled in the school year of 2014. Results A total of 212 students were evaluated, of which 111 were from private schools (52.4 %) and 101 from public schools (47.6 %). It is noted that overweight and obesity had (51.8 %) public and private education networks. The boys obtained (47.3 %) overweight and obesity and the girls (59.1 %). Regarding the public school system, 38.9 % were overweight and obese in the private school system (63.9 %). Conclusions In the study, we observed greater overweight among boys and obesity in girls, with ages varying from 8 to 10 years. When compared to public and private education networks, there is greater overweight and obesity in private education networks.
Keywords: children, body mass index
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018,
Pages: 23 - 27
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