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Horizonte sanitario

versión On-line ISSN 2007-7459versión impresa ISSN 1665-3262


TORRES-ZAPATA, Angel Esteban et al. Alimentary habits and nutritional condition in the oil industry workforce. Horiz. sanitario [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.3, pp.183-190. ISSN 2007-7459.


Determine alimentary habits and life styles as well as anthropometric and body composition characteristics of the company’s Oil Industry Materials and Equipment’s workforce, which will enable us to stablish guidelines to create a nutritional improvement plan.

Materials and methods:

A quantitative, cross-sectional, non-experimental study was conducted with the participation of 41 voluntary active workers of the company Oil Industry Materials and Equipment’s, to which a survey was applied in order to collect personal data related to their life styles, and food intake record. Also a series of anthropometric and body composition measures were taken.


Men were found to be more sedentary and consumed more alcohol related to women. Individuals with normal weight had more physical activity hours than over weight and obese individuals. Men had a hyper caloric diet (154%) while women were isocaloric (108%) in both genders the cholesterol intake was elevated while dietary fiber ingesting was low. Body mass index was accompanied by an increase in waist and hips perimeters fat mass and body fat percentage escalations.


The greater portion of the study’s sample presents unhealty life styles and alimentary habits. Lipid and cholesterol intakes are high while dietary fiber consumption is low according to the recommended values.

Palabras llave : Alimentary Habits; Nutritional Condition; Oil Industry.

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