The aim of this work was to diagnose the state of health and nutrition in a group of return migrants in rural areas of the State of Yucatán. Eighty-four migrants who returned of U.S., were selected through stratified random sampling in three communities in the center of the State, in whom anthropometric methods, clinical techniques and dietary surveys were applied. The results indicate a mean BMI of 30,2 ± 4,8 kg/m2 corresponding to a type I obesity. The data found on waist circumference denote excessive central adiposity in most subjects, so that 66,7% had a waist circumference greater than the limits of high risk. The prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases like hypertriglyceridemia and arterial hypertension was 36,9 and 33,3%, respectively. More than 50% of the sample presented a diet of high energy density and disproportion in the intake of macro nutrients; poor consumption in proteins and fiber with excess cholesterol and sodium intake according to DRI. In conclusion, it can be considered a nutritional risk group according to weight problems, high central adiposity and comorbidities encountered, as well for the imbalance in the dietary patterns found.
|Translated title of the contribution||Assessment of health and nutritional status in a group of migrants returning to Yucatán, México|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Nutricion Clinica y Dietetica Hospitalaria|
|State||Published - Sep 30 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Nutrition and Dietetics