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Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in urban Hanoi, Vietnam.
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2009; 18(2):234-9.AP

Abstract

This study aims to assess the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity among adults in urban Hanoi, Vietnam; and compare these results to previous estimates among adults in urban Ho Chi Minh City. Survey participants were residents in urban Hanoi, Vietnam and aged between 25-74 years. Data from a cross-sectional biomedical survey conducted in 2004 were collected; which included a questionnaire, physical examination and blood tests. The age-standardised prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2004, using Asian-specific body mass index cut-offs, were 28.6% and 2.1%, respectively. The prevalence of overweight/obesity (combined) was similar in males (29.7%) and females (31.5%), and generally increased with age. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was considerably lower if the standard cut-off values of the World Health Organization were used. The age-standardised prevalence of underweight was 13.3%; and that of 'increased risk'/'substantially increased risk' waist circumference (combined) was 27.9% in males and 25.7% in females, respectively. Almost one in three adults in urban Hanoi were overweight or obese in 2004 and more than one in ten were underweight (based on Asian-specific cut-off values). This prevalence of overweight/obesity is similar to that for adults in urban Ho Chi Minh City, but the prevalence of underweight is lower. While low body weight remains a concern, overweight and obesity are an increasing problem for urban Vietnamese adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, VIC 3004, Australia. Helen.walls@med.monash.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19713183

Citation

Walls, Helen L., et al. "Prevalence of Underweight, Overweight and Obesity in Urban Hanoi, Vietnam." Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 18, no. 2, 2009, pp. 234-9.
Walls HL, Peeters A, Son PT, et al. Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in urban Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2009;18(2):234-9.
Walls, H. L., Peeters, A., Son, P. T., Quang, N. N., Hoai, N. T., Loi, d. o. . D., Viet, N. L., Khai, P. G., & Reid, C. M. (2009). Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in urban Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18(2), 234-9.
Walls HL, et al. Prevalence of Underweight, Overweight and Obesity in Urban Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2009;18(2):234-9. PubMed PMID: 19713183.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in urban Hanoi, Vietnam. AU - Walls,Helen L, AU - Peeters,Anna, AU - Son,Pham Thai, AU - Quang,Nguyen Ngoc, AU - Hoai,Nguyen Thi Thu, AU - Loi,Do Doan, AU - Viet,Nguyen Lan, AU - Khai,Pham Gia, AU - Reid,Christopher M, PY - 2009/8/29/entrez PY - 2009/8/29/pubmed PY - 2009/10/2/medline SP - 234 EP - 9 JF - Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition JO - Asia Pac J Clin Nutr VL - 18 IS - 2 N2 - This study aims to assess the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity among adults in urban Hanoi, Vietnam; and compare these results to previous estimates among adults in urban Ho Chi Minh City. Survey participants were residents in urban Hanoi, Vietnam and aged between 25-74 years. Data from a cross-sectional biomedical survey conducted in 2004 were collected; which included a questionnaire, physical examination and blood tests. The age-standardised prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2004, using Asian-specific body mass index cut-offs, were 28.6% and 2.1%, respectively. The prevalence of overweight/obesity (combined) was similar in males (29.7%) and females (31.5%), and generally increased with age. The prevalence of overweight/obesity was considerably lower if the standard cut-off values of the World Health Organization were used. The age-standardised prevalence of underweight was 13.3%; and that of 'increased risk'/'substantially increased risk' waist circumference (combined) was 27.9% in males and 25.7% in females, respectively. Almost one in three adults in urban Hanoi were overweight or obese in 2004 and more than one in ten were underweight (based on Asian-specific cut-off values). This prevalence of overweight/obesity is similar to that for adults in urban Ho Chi Minh City, but the prevalence of underweight is lower. While low body weight remains a concern, overweight and obesity are an increasing problem for urban Vietnamese adults. SN - 0964-7058 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19713183/Prevalence_of_underweight_overweight_and_obesity_in_urban_Hanoi_Vietnam_ L2 - http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/APJCN/18/2/234.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -