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Vigilância nutricional em adultos: experiência de uma Unidade de Saúde atendendo população favelada
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ANJOS, Luiz A. dos . Vigilância nutricional em adultos: experiência de uma Unidade de Saúde atendendo população favelada. CADERNOS DE SAÚDE PÚBLICA. Rio de Janeiro, v. 8, n. 1, p.50-56, jan./mar. 1992.
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The nutritional surveillance team of the Centro de de Saúde Escola Germano Sinval Faria (CSEGSF) collects anthropometric (body mass and stature) as well as socioeconomic and morbidiy data of low-income adults (age = 20 years) from sevem slums in Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro. This report presents data on 1352 people (1111 womem and 241 men) seem between Augusto and December 1989. Nutritional status (NS) was determined according to the value of body mass index (BMI = Kg.(m)-): underweight (UW; BMI 20), normas (20 = BMI = 25), overweight (OW; 25 = BM 30) and obesity (BMI = 30). The frequency (%) of NS was: UW = 9.5 e 17.5; normal = 37.2 and 46.9; OW = 31.3 e 29.0; obesity = 22.0 e 6.6 for women and men, respectively. These data indicate that aming these low-income women at least 50% are OW. The authors speculate that this high frequency of OW may be associated not only with dietary intake (quality and quantity) but also with the number of pregnancies and maybe an adaptation to low energy intake during infacny. As far as the service is concerned, a monogram to calculate BMI was introduced in the routine to be used by the professionals of the PAISA (Adult Health Program).