Auxiliadora Graciani

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This is the first study to report the prevalence of general obesity and abdominal obesity (AO) in the adult population of Spain based on measurements of weight, height and waist circumference. The data are taken from the ENRICA study, a cross-sectional study carried out between June 2008 and October 2010 in 12,883 individuals representative of the(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence on the relation between leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older adults is based primarily on clinical trials of physical exercise programs in institutionalized persons and on cross-sectional studies of community-dwelling persons. Moreover, there is no evidence on whether leisure-time(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of obesity and overweight in the older adult population in Spain by sex, age, and educational level. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A cross-sectional study was carried out in 2001 in a sample of 4009 persons representative of the noninstitutionalized population > or = 60 years of age. Anthropometric measurements (BMI(More)
The few studies that have examined the association between usual sleep duration and cognitive function have shown conflicting results. This cross-sectional study examined the association between sleep duration and cognitive function among 3212 people, representative of the non-institutionalized population aged 60 years and over in Spain. Sleep duration was(More)
We examined whether body height differs in Spain, a country having a high number of hours of sunlight, between middle-aged males and females born during the months with the longest and those born in the months with the shortest periods of daylight hours. We used data from a cross-sectional survey that documented standardized measurements of height and other(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Few studies in Spain have reported the distribution of metabolic syndrome using the harmonized definition and that of premorbid metabolic syndrome, which consists of metabolic syndrome without diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease. Moreover, their regional distributions and clinical management are unknown. The present study(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to study the cumulative effects of cardiovascular risk factors on all the health-related quality of life dimensions among the elderly in this era of epidemic obesity and diabetes. DESIGN AND METHODS The population-based study covered 3567 participants, representative of the Spanish non-institutionalized population(More)
BACKGROUND There are no published data on cardiovascular health from a national representative sample in a European country. METHODS AND RESULTS Data were taken from a cross-sectional study among 11 408 persons representative of the Spanish population ≥18 years of age during 2008 to 2010. Information was collected at participants' homes through structured(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the validity and reproducibility of food and nutrient intake estimated with the electronic diet history of ENRICA (DH-E), which collects information on numerous aspects of the Spanish diet. METHODS The validity of food and nutrient intake was estimated using Pearson correlation coefficients between the DH-E and the mean of seven(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study assessed the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among the elderly population of Spain. DESIGN Based on a nationally representative sample of 4009 individuals aged 60 years, two sets of six blood pressure measurements were obtained by trained observers at each subject's home, using standardized methods.(More)