Overweight and General and Abdominal Obesity
The research Overweight and General and Abdominal Obesity in a Representative Sample of Spanish Adults: Findings from the ANIBES Study, has focused on to analyzing objective data on anthropometric measures and to provide updated information on the prevalence of overweight, general and abdominal obesity among a representative sample of the adult Spanish population.
Obesity is associated with a higher predisposition to suffer several comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer and osteoarthritis, and an impaired and shortened quality of life and life expectancy. Also, it should be considered that the economic cost of treating obesity-related comorbidities is very high.
According to the data shown in the ANIBES Study, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in this research was 35.8 % and 19.9 %, respectively, and higher among men than women. Furthermore, it was observed that each year of age increased the risk of obesity.
These figures show that 55.7 % of the whole sample had weight excess and, therefore, a higher cardiometabolic risk. On the other hand, the prevalence of abdominal obesity was 58.4 %.
Only 36.1 % of adult population participating in the ANIBES Study had an optimal anthropometric situation, with BMI < 25 kg/m2 and Waist to Height Ratio < 0.5. Taking into account these parameters, 50.1 % had both excess weight and high Waist to Height Ratio.
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