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Half of Brazil's population and already obese, the IBGE survey shows

According to the survey, the excess weight exceeded 28 times the frequency of overweight in male case

 
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The Instituto of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) showed, this Friday (27), the resultat 2008/2009 Household Budget Survey (HBS), in partnership with the Ministry of Health According to the survey, in 2008 - 09 overweight has reached about half of men and women, exceeding 28 times the frequency of overweight in male cases and 13 times in females. 12.5% were obese men (one quarter of cases of excess) and 16.9% of women (third). Both conditions increased in frequency until the age 45-54 years in the case of men and 55-64 years among women, then declined.

Overweight and obesity amounted to two to three times more men with higher income, and stand out in the Southeast, South and Midwest and in urban homes. In women, the two conditions are highlighted in the South and in the intermediate income.

The POF also noted a steady increase of overweight and obesity in the population 20 years or more since 1974. Being overweight has nearly tripled for men, 18.5% in 1974-75 to 50.1% in 2008-09. In women, the increase was smaller: 28.7% to 48%. Already obesity increased more than fourfold in men, 2.8% to 12.4% and more than doubled among women, 8% to 16.9%.

This occurred in all regions. In the South, overweight men rose from 23% to 56.8%. Among women, this increase is most noticeable in the Northeast: 19.5% to 46%. There, the increase was continuous, whereas in other areas, there was an interruption in growth between 1989 and 2002 to 2003, returning to growth thence to 2008-09. This is the case in the South, where the excess weight was 36.6% in 1974-75, 47.3% in 1989, fell to 44.8% in 2002-2003 and rose again to 51.6% in 2008-09.

This increase is noticeable in all income strata of the male population. Among women, the growth is strongest among the 20% lower yield, from 14.6% to 45%. Obesity increased from 2.4% to 15.1%. Among the 20% higher yield, the increase was from 10.8% to 16.9%, but there was a decline between 1989 (15.4%) and 2002-2003 (13.5%).

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