Skip Navigation Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 CDC Home Search Health Topics A-Z

Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy

View Current Issue
Issue Archive
Archivo de números en español








Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
MMWR


 Home 

Volume 8: No. 1, January 2011

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Obesity and Obesity-Related Comorbidities in a Canadian First Nation Population

Sex Age, y BMI ≥30 kg/m2, % Abdominal Obesity, %
Men

18-29

36 38

30-39

43 41

40-49

62 70

≥50

58 78
Women

18-29

61 76

30-39

61 79

40-49

65 79

≥50

78 95

Figure 1. Prevalence of obesity by age and sex in a Canadian First Nation population. BMI, body mass index. Abdominal obesity was defined as as waist circumference greater than 102 cm for men and greater than 88 cm for women.

Return to article

 

Sex Age, y No. of Comorbidities, %
0, % 1, % 2, % 3 or 4, %
Men

18-29

52 26 15 7

30-39

31 29 18 21

40-49

15 28 28 30

≥50

12 22 30 37

All ages

31 26 21 21
Women

18-29

27 29 29 14

30-39

20 36 23 20

40-49

14 27 27 31

≥50

7 5 19 68

All ages

19 27 25 29

Figure 2. Percentage of sample with chronic conditions (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia) by age and sex in a Canadian First Nation population. Because of rounding, percentages may not total 100.

Return to article

 




 



The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


 Home 

Privacy Policy | Accessibility

CDC Home | Search | Health Topics A-Z

This page last reviewed March 22, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
 HHS logoUnited States Department of
Health and Human Services