Abdominal obesity associated to medical-related absenteeism at a company of metal-mechanical industry in Cali, Colombia Academic Article


  • The aim of this study was examined the abdominal obesity prevalence and association with medical-related absenteeism. A cross-sectional study in 185 men from the metal-mechanical industry was conducted. Sociodemografic and antropometrics data of was gathered, waist circumference was measured as an indicator of abdominal obesity. The prevalence of central obesity was 28.7 %. Subjects with higher values of central obesity showed higher frequency, higher duration and higher costs of medical-related absenteeism, however, this relationship was not significant. We conclude that abdominal obesity is highly frequent in this sample; however, since it's a reversible risk, enterprises could get benefits from preventive and promotional programs destiny to control this problem.

publication date

  • 2013/4/1


  • 30


  • Abdominal Obesity
  • Absenteeism
  • Colombia
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Industry
  • Metals
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Waist Circumference

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1726-4634

number of pages

  • 5

start page

  • 251

end page

  • 255