SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.147 número9Efecto de un entrenamiento con ejercicios de autocarga a alta velocidad en el equilibrio dinámico y estático en mujeres adultas mayoresTiempos de llegada de pacientes con ataque cerebrovascular en un hospital regional de alta complejidad índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google

Compartir


Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

Resumen

VASQUEZ-GOMEZ, Jaime A. et al. Lifestyles of Chilean housewives. Analysis of the 2009-2010 Chilean Health Survey. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2019, vol.147, n.9, pp.1144-1153. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0034-98872019000901144.

Background:

Housewives represent a important proportion of the Chilean population. However, there is limited evidence about their lifestyles.

Aim:

To characterize lifestyles and determine the level of compliance with healthy lifestyles guidelines of housewives in Chile.

Material and Methods:

Housewives from the 2009-2010 National Health Survey were included. The variables studied included levels of physical activity (PA), sedentary behavior, diet, hours of sleep and smoking. Compliance with healthy lifestyle behaviors was evaluated through logistic regression, granting a value of 1 for compliance and 0 for non-compliance. A healthy lifestyle was defined as meeting at least four healthy behaviors.

Results:

Housewives aged > 55 years had a higher BMI and waist circumference compared to those aged < 40 years. Housewives were also more likely to report moderate alcohol consumption and were more likely to meet a healthier lifestyle score (Odds ratio = 1.52 [95% confidence intervals: 1.09 to 2.11], p = 0.013). No significant age trends were observed for other lifestyle behaviors.

Conclusions:

Housewives had high levels of central obesity, excess body weight and high levels of salt intake but low alcohol intake. Their healthy lifestyles behaviors increased along with increasing age.

Palabras clave : Exercise; Diet; Life Style; Obesity; Women.

        · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )