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Stature, poids, obésité et vieillissement : étude d'un groupe de marocains âgés de 60 ans et plus

Abstract : A transversal study have been taken, involving 451 Moroccans of 60 years old and more in the Wilaya of Marrakesh. The purpose was to study in a descriptive way the variation according to the age and to gender, of some anthropometrical parameters (stature, weight and body mass index), as well as the association between the nutritional state and some biodémographical and sociocultural factors. The analysis of the anthropometrical variables according to age, have shown a decrease in age for men and women as well, but which is statistically significant only for the stature. For the nutritional state, the obese persons represent 16.4% of the studied group, with clearly significant différence for women, these latest are twice more obese than men. However, we have noticed a negative association between the gain of weight and age. At last, from this analysis, it comes out that according to biodemographical and sociocultural caracteristics of the studied group, that the gain of weight is linked undoubtedly to gender and to the place of residence as well (urban-rural).
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Abdellatif Baali, Abdelaziz Lahmam, Hakima Amor, Abdelmounaim Aboussad, Gilles Boëtsch, et al.. Stature, poids, obésité et vieillissement : étude d'un groupe de marocains âgés de 60 ans et plus. Annuaire Roumain d'Anthropologie, Bucureşti : Editura Academiei Române, 2009, 46, pp.39-53. ⟨halshs-00617938⟩

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