PUBHLTH 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Mexican Americans, Breastfeeding
Bmi of 30 and above is obese (height (meters) divided by weight (kilograms) squared) Ses (social economic status) & overweight - Higher ses is associated with lower rates of overweight and obesity, especially among women. Divide the waist number by the hip number. 1. 0 or more in men or 0. 85 or more in women indicates that you are carrying too much weight around your middle. This puts you at increased risk of diseases that are linked to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Prevalence of overweight among 6 to 19 year olds increased from 5% to 15% between 1960s and 2000. Type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed in children. Food pyramid that consists of grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat and beans. Institutional level - school, work place 4. ) community level - churches, community organizations 5. ) Deceptive advertising, need more food labeling; advertising should include information on calories, fat, and sugar content.