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Type: Artigo
Title: Association Between Race, Obesity And Diabetes In Elderly Community Dwellers: Data From The Fibra Study
Author: Moretto
Maria Clara; Fontaine
Anne Marie; Merlo Sarzedo Garcia
Cassia de Almeida; Neri
Anita Liberalesso; Guariento
Maria Elena
Abstract: This study sought to investigate the effect of race on measures of body fat (body mass index-BMI, waist circumference-WC and waist-hip ratio - WHR), as well as its relationship with diabetes, among elderly individuals living in urban areas in seven places in Brazil, according to gender. This is a cross-sectional study carried out with a probabilistic sample comprising 2,566 individuals with 65 years of age or more who participated in the FIBRA Study (Frailty in Elderly Brazilians). We used several self-reported sociodemographic variables (gender, age, race, schooling and family income), anthropometric measures of general (BMI) and abdominal obesity (WC and WHR) and self-reported diabetes. Adjusting for schooling and income, white race was associated with higher WC values (p = 0.001) and WHR (p > 0.001) for male gender, regardless of diabetes status. However, when we considered only diabetic individuals, black race became associated with general (BMI) (p = 0.007) and central obesity (CC) (p > 0.001), only among women.
Subject: Aged
Diabetes Mellitus
Race Or Ethnic Group Distribution
Editor: Cadernos Saúde Publica
Rio de Janeiro
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00081315
Date Issue: 2016
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