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While obesity and overweight have a higher prevalence among Mexican and that these issues raise the risk of suffering from diabetes and heart disease (first and second leading cause of death for women in the country), health policies in this area actions are not directed at them.
According to Roy Lopez Rid aura, Head of Unit for Research on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Research Centre for Population Health, part of the National Institute of Public Health, the health sector has included women “in their role as mothers that can help reduce obesity and overweight in their families.”
The programs of the Health Department said, up to women as actors that can reduce the problem on others, but no actions to them, and this is because, he said, the difference between women and men with overweight and obesity “is not that high.”
The specialist said that according to the National Nutrition Survey, 71% of women are overweight, a situation in which 67% are men.
The problem is exacerbated for women when it comes to obesity, since 34.5% of them have it, compared with 24.2% of men in the country.
In addition, obesity and overweight are factors that increase the risk for diabetes and chronic heart disease, first and second leading cause of death in Mexico, according to the National Health Information (Sinai’s).
According to Sinai’s in 2008 died from diabetes 39 000 women per 100 000 deaths, while male deaths from this cause were 33 thousand for the same number of deaths.
The specialist said that while there is a higher prevalence of women in deaths from diabetes, it is not as high. However, it is worrisome because this encourages other disease such as chronic heart.
The municipal Public Health Department reported that the infant mortality rate dropped to single digits in Rosario, down 1.3 points between 2008 and 2009, passing from 10.7 per thousand live births to 9.4 per thousand in the period. In this regard, the Director of Municipal Information System in Health, Dr. Anglia Chamita said it is “a downward trend is the result of long-term political support, the ongoing work on the problems of childhood and the articulation of all areas and public and private sectors.” In this regard, he said, “when analyzing this type of indicators important thing is not strictly the value of numbers, but in our case, the downward curve that was generated in Rosario since 94 with a rate of 20.8 per thousand to 9.4 per thousand in 2009.”
In this sense Chamita said that when they reach single digit values is increasingly difficult for the rate drops because the factors involved in the causes are more complicated to solve, whether for economic or cultural, or behaviors and practices rooted in society, as in health services. “
The infant mortality rate related deaths occurring under one year for a year and the number of live births registered during the same period. It is considered one of the most important indicators for planning and programming of health activities and, because of its special utility is required to calculate and correctly interpret their values, noted Dr. Chamita.
Among the most important causes leading to these deaths, it shows the prenatal. These are linked to the delivery care and newborn. Then follow the birth defects.