RESEARCH PAPER
OCCURRENCE OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY AMONG ADULT RURAL POPULATION IN EASTERN POLAND. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OBESITY AND SELECTED SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS
 
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Departament for Post-Graduate Education, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland
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The National Observatory for Health and Work Safety of Agricultural Workers, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland
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Laboratory for Functional Diagnostics, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland
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Department of Family Medicine, Silesian Medical University, Katowice, Poland
 
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2008;15(1)
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The objective of the study was evaluation of the prevalence of overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity among adult rural population in the Lublin Region, and the relationship between the occurrence of obesity, and selected socio-economic factors. The study covered a random sample of 2,260 rural inhabitants – 1,390 females and 870 males; mean age 51.6. Overweight and obesity was diagnosed in 60% of the total number of the population examined (63.1% of males and 58% of females). Overweight was more frequently observed in males, while obesity more often occurred in females. The number of people with overweight and obesity increased with age. No statistically signifi cant relationship was noted between the occurrence of obesity and abdominal obesity, and the occupation performed, occupational activity and source of maintenance of the people examined. Obesity and abdominal obesity was more often observed in those who were marrie
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Lech Panasiuk   
MD, Department for Post-Graduate Education, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Jaczewskiego 2, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
eISSN:1898-2263
ISSN:1232-1966