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dc.creatorHerrera Cuenca, Marianella
dc.creatorPrevidelli, Ágatha Nogueira
dc.creatorKoletzko, Berthold V.
dc.creatorHernández Rivas, Pablo Ignacio
dc.creatorLandaeta Jiménez, Maritza
dc.creatorSifontes, Yaritza
dc.creatorGómez Salas, Georgina
dc.creatorKovalskys, Irina
dc.creatorYépez García, Martha Cecilia
dc.creatorPareja Torres, Rossina Gabriella
dc.creatorCortés Sanabria, Lilia Yadira
dc.creatorRigotti, Attilio
dc.creatorFisberg, Mauro
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-27T16:36:38Z
dc.date.available2022-09-27T16:36:38Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/45es_ES
dc.identifier.issn2072-6643
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/87417
dc.description.abstractLatin American (LA) women have been exposed to demographic and epidemiologic changes that have transformed their lifestyle, with increasing sedentary and unhealthy eating behaviors. We aimed to identify characteristics of LA women to inform public policies that would benefit these women and their future children. The Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS) is a multicenter cross-sectional study of representative samples in eight Latin American countries (n = 9218) with a standardized protocol to investigate dietary intake, anthropometric variables, physical activity, and socioeconomic characteristics. Here we included the subsample of all 3254 women of childbearing age (15 to <45 years). The majority of ELANS women had a low socioeconomic status (53.5%), had a basic education level (56.4%), had a mostly sedentary lifestyle (61.1%), and were overweight or obese (58.7%). According to the logistic multiple regression model, living in Peru and Ecuador predicts twice the risk of being obese, and an increased neck circumference is associated with a 12-fold increased obesity risk. An increased obesity risk was also predicted by age <19 years (Relative Risk (RR) 19.8) and adequate consumption of vitamin D (RR 2.12) and iron (RR 1.3). In conclusion, the identification of these risk predictors of obesity among Latin American women may facilitate targeted prevention strategies focusing on high-risk groups to promote the long-term health of women and their children.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipCoca Cola Company/[]//Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipHospital Infantil Sabará/[]//Braziles_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Life Science Institute/[]/ILSI/Argentinaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/[]//Chilees_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPontificia Universidad Javeriana/[]//Colombiaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad Central de Venezuela/[]/UCV/Venezuelaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad San Francisco de Quito/[]//Ecuadores_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipInstituto de Investigación Nutricional de Perú/[]//Perúes_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.sourceNutrients, vol.13(1), pp.1-18es_ES
dc.subjectchildbearing age women; Latin America; nutritional status; food consumption; physical activityes_ES
dc.subjectChildbearing age womenes_ES
dc.subjectLatin Americaes_ES
dc.subjectNutritional statuses_ES
dc.subjectFOOD CONSUMPTIONes_ES
dc.subjectPhysical activityes_ES
dc.titleChildbearing age women characteristics in Latin America. Building evidence bases for early prevention. Results from the ELANS Studyes_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/nu13010045
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Medicina::Escuela de Medicinaes_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto422-B8-347


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