Table 2: Description of the studies included in this review in the regions of Brazil, regarding the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associated comorbidities.


South region
 Silva et al. [18]201260114–17Santa Catarina16.7%Not available
 Reuter et al. [19] 20124147–17Rio Grande do SulMale: 22.3%Male: 4.7%
Female: 22.6%Female: 12.6%
 Mello et al. [20]20103566–10Paraná20.2%7.0%
 Burgos et al. [21]201016667–17Rio Grande do Sul19.0%7.7%
 Cimadon et al. [22]20105909–18Rio Grande do Sul24.6%NA
 Triches and Giugliani [23] 20055738–10Rio Grande do SulMale: 17.3%Male: 7.4%
Female: 16.6%Female: 7.6%
 Terres et al. [24]20061.00015–18Rio Grande do Sul20.9%5.0%
Southeast region
 Mazaro et al. [25]20116807–11São Paulo13.1%9.0%
 Pereira et al. [26] 20094942–19São PauloMale: 8.6%Male: 19.2%
Female: 8.4%Female: 10.5%
 Pinto and Oliveira [27]2009292–5São Paulo5.1%8.2%
 Fagundes et al. [28]20082186–14São Paulo16.5%14.7%
 Mondini et al. [29]20071.010São Paulo17.0%Not available
Northeast region
 Queiroz et al. [30]20107506–9Paraíba17.7%3.8%
 Tassitano et al. [31]20094.21014–19Pernambuco11.5%2.4%
 Nunes et al. [32]200758810–19Paraíba18.3%6.8%
North region
 Ribas and Silva [33]20094376–19Pará28.8%Not available
Central west region
 Giugliano and Carneiro [34]20042.5006–10Distrito Federal16.8%5.3%

NA: not analyzed; BP: blood pressure; ↑ increase; ↓ decrease; LDL: low density lipoprotein; HDL: high density lipoprotein.