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Activity Number: 257
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 2, 2010 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract - #308830
Title: Overweight Distribution and Spatial Risk for Binomial Response
Author(s): Ricardo Carlos Cordeiro*+ and Lia Zangirolani and Luciana Bertoldi Nucci and Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra and Maria Angelica Tavares Medeiros and Liciana Vaz Arruda Silveira
Companies: State University of Campinas and State University of Campinas - Unicamp and State University of Campinas and State University of Campinas - Unicamp and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Campinas and Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho
Address: Rua: Tessália Vieira de Camargo, 126, Campinas, International, 13083-970,
Keywords: Obesity ; Generalized Additive Models ; Spatial Risk

The high prevalence of overweight has contributed to increase research into this epidemic. Currently, beside biological factors, socio-economic and environment characteristics have been studied. This study aims to identify the spatial risk of obesity. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 651 local residents in a municipality in Southeast Brazil. A generalized additive model that analyzes the risk related to spatial dependence and allows inclusion of covariates was used. The results identify significant geographical areas of higher/lower risk of overweight, setting the existence of a spatial component in the obesity epidemic in this region, as well as known risk factor as sex and age (p< 0.05). From the statement of estimated risk for obesity generated in this study, we can locate the obesogenic environments and study of the reasons for this.

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