Elderly Health

Prevalence of obesity among older adults (ages 65-84 years)

Individuals who were obese (numerator), among Individuals aged 65 years or older with documented BMI components (denominator)

Rational:

Monitoring body weight has an important role in primary care. Social inequalities in overweight and obesity are strong, and require attention [1]. Therefore, it is important to monitor BMI and provide guidance for maintaining healthy lifestyle and body weight [2].

Numerator:

Individuals in the denominator who were obese (BMI?30 Kg/m2)

Denominator

Individuals aged 65 years or older with documented BMI components

Notes:

None

Notes:

[1] “Obesity-Update-2017,” OECD, 2017. [Online]. Available: http://www.oecd.org/health/health-systems/Obesity-Update-2017.pdf. [Accessed: 15-Feb-2018].
[2]“המלצות כוח המשימה הישראלי בנושא קידום בריאות ורפואה מונעת,” ההסתדרות הרפואית .2013בישראל, האגף למדיניות רפואית, איגוד רופאי המשפחה, [Online]. Available: https:// www.wikirefua.org.il/w/index.php/קובץ:המלצות_כוח_המשימה.png. [Accessed: 11Dec-2017.[

Results:
Prevalence of obesity among older adults by year
Prevalence of obesity among older adults by socio-economic position (1-lowest, 4-highest) and sex


National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare
התכנית הלאומית למדדי איכות לרפואת הקהילה בישראל