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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 19, Issue.: 3

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A Strong Relationship of Physical Activity and Obesity in Adults between 60 and 70 Years from Celaya, Mexico: A Cross Sectional Study

 

Nicolas Padilla-Raygoza1*, Lucibel Vasquez-Perez2, Georgina Olvera- Villanueva1, Silvia del Carmen Delgado-Sandoval1, Norma Elvira Moreno-Pérez3 and María Guadalupe Navarro-Elias3

1Division of Health Sciences and Engineering, Department of Nursing and Obstetrics, Campus Celaya Salvatierra, University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

2Fundacion Universitaria Iberoamericana, Spain.

3Division of Health Sciences and Engineering, Department of Clinical Nursing, Campus Celaya Salvatierra, University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Article Information
Editor(s):
(1) Kate S. Collison, Department of Cell Biology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia.
(2) Kyuzi Kamoi, Niigata Prefecture University, Japan.
(3) Chan Shen, Department of Biostatistics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA.
Reviewers:
(1) Anonymous, University of Illinois, USA.
(2) Anonymous, Florida Atlantic University, USA.
(3) Magda Moawad Mohamed, Menoufia University, Egypt.
(4) Oktia Woro Kasmini Handayani, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia.
(5) Anonymous, Duke University, United States.
(6) Wan Putri Elena Wan Dali, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/17180

Abstracts

Purpose: To determine the relationship between calories intake, level of physical activity and overweight/obesity in adults over 60 years in Celaya, Mexico.

Study Design:  It was a cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Population: 754 adults between 60 and 70 years old from Day Care Centers for the elderly from Celaya, Guanajuato, México between August 2014 and July 2015.

Methodology: We included a sample of 100 of adults, both genders, who signed the consent form; the calories intake was measure with SNUT survey, physical activity with International Physical Activity Questionnaire and measuring of overweight/obesity with Body Mass Index. Statistical analysis was with Pearson’s r, and lineal regression equation between mean daily calories intake and Body Mass Index and between physical activity (METS/min/week) and Body Mass Index. The variables were categorized and it was calculated Chi squared test, p value, Odds Ratio and it was generated in a logistic multivariable model.

Results: The sample was 100 adults between 60 and 70 years old. There was not a correlation between caloric intake and Body Mass Index in males nor females (P>0.05). There was a good negative correlation between physical activity and body mass index (r=-0.56) and a negative lineal relationship (P<0.05). There was a relationship between physical activity and overweight/obesity (X2= 47.29, df 1 P=.00001) and OR=102.60. There was not a relationship between Mean Daily Caloric Intake and overweight/obesity (X2= 0.84 dg 1 P=.36).

Conclusion: There is a strong negative correlation and lineal relationship between physical activity and Body Mass Index. There is an relationship between physical activity and overweight/obesity in the elderly from Celaya, Mexico.

Keywords :

Overweight; obesity; physical activity; calories; elderly.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2017/27512

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