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Title: Estado nutricional dos indígenas Kaingáng matriculados em escolas indígenas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Authors: Castro, Teresa Gontijo
Schuch, Ilaine
Conde, Wolney Lisboa
Veiga, Juracilda
Leite, Maurício Soares
Dutra, Carmem Lucia Centeno
Zuchinali, Priccila
Barufaldi, Laura Augusta
Abstract: The study’s objective was to characterize the nutritional status of 3,254 Kaingáng Indians in indigenous schools in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. This was a school-based study. Weight (W), height (H), and waist circumference (WC) were measured according to World Health Organization guidelines (1995). Children’s nutritional status classification included H/A, W/A, and W/H according to the National Center for Health Statistics (WHO, 1995) and H/A, W/A, and body mass index/age (BMI/A) according to WHO (2006). Adolescents were classified for BMI/A (WHO, 1995 and 2006) and H/A (WHO, 2006). Adults were classified for BMI (WHO, 1995) and WC (WHO, 2003). Adolescents represented 56% of the sample, children 42.5%, adults 1.4%, and elderly 0.1%. Prevalence rates for stunting were 15.1% (WHO, 1983) and 15.5% (WHO, 2006) in children and 19.9% in adolescents. Prevalence rates for overweight were 11% (WHO, 1983) and 5.7% (WHO, 2006) in children, 6.7% in adolescents, and 79.2% in adults. 45.3% of adults were at increased risk of metabolic diseases. A nutritional transition was observed in the group, characterized by significant prevalence of stunting in children and adolescents and prominent overweight in all age groups
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Body Composition
Keywords: Região Sul
Rio Grande do Sul
Alimentação e Nutrição
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Estado Nutricional
Composição Corporal
Alimentos, Dieta e Nutrição
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Citation: CASTRO, Teresa Gontijo; et al. Estado nutricional dos indígenas Kaingáng matriculados em escolas indígenas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, v. 26, n. 9, p. 1766-1776, 2010
ISSN: 0102-311X
Copyright: open access
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