Management in Health, Vol 25, No 2 (2021)

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DESCRIPTIVE STUDY REGARDING OBESITY HOSPITALIZATION EPISODES IN ROMANIA, IN THE LAST DECADE

Carmen SASU, Marius CIUTAN

Abstract


Obesity, a metabolic disease, has experienced in recent decades an evolutionary trend, constant, upward, affecting multiple age groups in the population, with a negative impact on current and future health, the disease being a risk factor in a considerable number of chronic degenerative diseases, and an important risk factor for premature death. Although included in the category of preventable diseases, the modern, alert lifestyle, ignoring healthy behaviors and rather adopting behaviors at risk for health makes it possible to triple the number of people who are now overweight or obese compared to the 70s. This fact represents an alarm signal and leads to the adoption and promotion of strategies aimed at reducing the scale of the phenomenon, with an emphasis on risk awareness in the population so that it actively contributes to the interventions undertaken by the health system and beyond.

 

Keywords: hospitalisation obesiti, Romania


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