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Title in Portuguese: Risk factors for type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in children
Author: Macêdo, Suyanne Freire de
Araújo, Márcio Flávio Moura de
Marinho, Niciane Pessoa Bandeira
Lima, Adman Câmara Soares
Freitas, Roberto Wagner Freire de Freitas
Damasceno, Marta Maria Coelho
Keywords: Fatores de Risco
Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Citation: MACÊDO, S. F. et al. Risk factors for type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in children. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem, v. 18, n.5, p. 936-42, set./out. 2010.
Abstract: This study investigates risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus in a population of children in public schools, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. A total of 727 children aged 6 to 11 years old from 12 schools were evaluated between March and June 2008. A form addressing socio- demographic data, body mass index, blood pressure, capillary blood glucose and waist circumference was applied. A total of 54.1% of the children were female, 21.7% were overweight, 6.6% were obese, 27% had central obesity, 6.2% showed altered capillary glucose, and 17% high blood pressure. In relation to risk factors, 53.4% presented no risk factors; 24.3% had at least one factor and 18.8% two risk factors. Nurses can intervene in schools through educational health programs encouraging the adoption of healthy habits and identifying children at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 0104-1169
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