Exceso de peso y factores asociados en personal policial de las comisarias del Norte de Lima: Excess weight and associated factors among police officers from police stations of Northern Lima

Peruvian Journal of Health Care and Global Health

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Title Exceso de peso y factores asociados en personal policial de las comisarias del Norte de Lima: Excess weight and associated factors among police officers from police stations of Northern Lima
 
Creator Palomino-Quispe, Anahis Xiomara
Palomino-Quispe, Shiry Imelda
Garcia-Diestra, Tania Marycruz
Antonio de la Cruz, Kelly Fiorella
Siancas-Cruces, Tania Emilia
 
Description Objectives: Evaluate excess weight and its associated factors in national police personnel working in the police stations of Lima. Materials and methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Police officers (PNP) from five police stations located in the districts of North Lima participated. The evaluation of excess weight was carried out using the body mass index (BMI). Data collection was carried out between November and December 2019. Results: A total of 800 police officers of both sexes participated with a median age of 30 years (Q1 = 26, Q2 = 47). According to the BMI, 79.9% of PNP personnel are overweight, of which 45.6% (n = 365) correspond to overweight and 34.3% (n = 274) to obesity. Excess weight occurred in a higher proportion in men, longer service time, non-commissioned officer rank, those who perform administrative work, and in those who present unhealthy lifestyles. Conclusions: Among PNP personnel who work in North Lima, there is a high frequency of excess weight, higher than the average of the general population. The factors associated with excess weight were male sex, older age, and unhealthy lifestyles. It is required to strengthen the practice of healthy lifestyles.
Objetivos: Evaluar el exceso de peso y los factores asociados entre los miembros de la Policía Nacional que laboran en las comisarías del Norte de Lima. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Participaron efectivos de la policía (PNP) procedentes de cinco comisarias ubicadas en los distritos de Lima Norte. Para evaluar el exceso de peso se empleó el índice de masa corporal (IMC). La recolección de datos se realizó entre noviembre y diciembre del 2019. Resultados: Participaron un total de 800 efectivos policiales de ambos sexos con una edad mediana de 30 años (Q1=26, Q2=47). Según el IMC, el 79,9 % del personal de la PNP tienen exceso de peso, de los cuales, el 45,6% (n=365) corresponde a sobrepeso y 34,3% (n=274) obesidad. El exceso de peso se presentó en mayor proporción en los varones, mayor tiempo de servicio, grado de suboficial, aquellos que realizan labor administrativa, y en aquellos que presentan estilos de vida no saludables. Conclusiones: En el personal de la PNP que laboran el Lima Norte, existe una alta frecuencia de exceso de peso superior al promedio de la población general. Los factores asociados al exceso de peso fueron el sexo masculino, mayor edad y los estilos de vida no saludables.
 
Publisher Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades
 
Date 2021-12-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revista.uch.edu.pe/index.php/hgh/article/view/160
 
Source Health Care & Global Health; Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021)
Peruvian Journal of Health Care and Global Health; Vol. 5 Núm. 2 (2021)
2522-7270
10.22258/hgh.2021.52
 
Language spa
 
Relation http://revista.uch.edu.pe/index.php/hgh/article/view/160/95
10.22258/hgh.2021.52.95
 
Rights Derechos de autor 2021 Anahis Xiomara Palomino-Quispe, Shiry Imelda Palomino-Quispe, Tania Marycruz Garcia-Diestra, Kelly Fiorella Antonio de la Cruz, Tania Emilia Siancas-Cruces
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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