Pobreza na infância e obesidade abdominal na vida adulta: Revisão sistemática

Translated title of the contribution: Childhood poverty and abdominal obesity in adulthood: A systematic review

David González, Aydin Nazmi, Cesar G. Victora

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Adverse socioeconomic conditions in childhood can have lasting effects on health, but evidence is lacking from prospective studies concerning the effects of early overty on abdominal obesity in adulthood. Cross-sectional studies in adults from middle and high-income countries show that current socioeconomic status is inversely related to obesity in women, but the pattern in men is not consistent. A systematic review was undertaken to assess the influence of early socioeconomic status on waist circumference, hip circumference, and waist-hip ratio in adulthood. Thirteen relevant articles were located (five cross-sectional and eight cohort), including only one from a middle-income country and the remainder from high-income settings. In all the studies, childhood poverty was associated with higher levels of abdominal obesity in women. In men, the associations were weaker, and no clear pattern emerged.

Translated title of the contributionChildhood poverty and abdominal obesity in adulthood: A systematic review
Original languagePortuguese
JournalCadernos de saúde pública / Ministério da Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública.
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal fat
  • Obesity
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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