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Original scientific paper

Prevalence and Five-Year Cumulative Incidence of Abdominal Obesity in Croatian Women of Childbearing Age: the CroHort Study

Kristina Fišter
Davor Ivanković
Mirko Koršić
Gordana Pavleković
Sanja Musić Milanović
Silvije Vuletić
Josipa Kern


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Abstract

Generalised obesity is increasing in prevalence globally, however trends in abdominal obesity are less well known. In 2003, 1,999 women of childbearing age participated in the Croatian Adult Health Survey, of whom 598 (29.9%) participated in the second cycle in 2008. For 2008, the prevalence of abdominal obesity using the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criterion (waist circumference ³ 80 cm) was estimated at 70.3% (95% CI 61.8% to 75.7%), whereas the prevalence of abdominal obesity using the National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) criterion (waist circumference ³88 cm) was estimated at 48.6% (42.6% to 54.7%). The preceding five-year cumulative
incidence was 54.3% (44.5% to 64.2%) and 35.2% (28.0% to 42.4%) using the IDF and NCEP ATP III criteria, respectively.
The burden of abdominal obesity is high and rapidly increasing in Croatian women of childbearing age, the key population subgroup for obesity control.

Keywords

Croatia, Croatian Adult Health Survey, incidence, middle aged, obesity, abdominal, prevalence, women’s health, young adult

Hrčak ID:

75592

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/75592

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