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Eight out of 10 police officers are overweight or obese: Inegi

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Eight out of 10 police officers in Mexico had some degree of overweight or obesity, according to their levels of body mass index during 2017, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) in the first National Survey of Police Standards and Professional Training (Enecap).

In 2017, 79.4% of the police officers suffered from Obesity; 49.5% of these elements had some degree of Overweightand 29.9% of the police exceeded levels in your measurements, in relation to their body mass index.

O federal police are those who record the greater number with excess weightwith 51.9% of its police elements, and to overcome those state, that has 50.6% with this condition; members of municipal police excess weight are 47% during 2017.

However, the levels of obesity go the other way, being the municipal policemen that reached these levels, with 34.7% of the elements; the state, with 27.7%, and 26.5% of the federal police were overweight.

In addition, among the police officers who perform operational functions, 50.5% of their agents are overweight and 30.6% are obese. While police officers who work in administrative matters and are overweight are 46.9% of workers, and 27.9% have obesity-related body mass index.

In relation to the state of health and the diseases that the police had, Inegi estimates that 18.6% of police officers suffered from a chronic disease in the last year, with arterial hypertension being the largest number of diseases, with 9.3% behind of diabetes, with 6.6%; chronic stress with 3%; heart disease, with 1.5%, and pulmonary diseases, with 1.4%.
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<p>Other diseases that have also been registered in a minor proportion of about 1% are: anemia, tumors, liver diseases, HIV, cancer and leukemia.</p>
<p>Due to the activities that the police have, 53% of them mentioned having suffered some damage to their health, the case that had the highest incidence is the increase or decrease of the weight with 30% of the police; both irritability and anger affected 23.3% of the elements, stomach problems damaged 18.6% and lack of appetite manifested itself in 10.1% of the police.</p>
<strong>Reasons to be a police officer</strong> Both economic need and unemployment were the main reasons for the police joining the corporations. This case occurred in 36.5% of the elements; however, 30.6% said that their attention has always been part of public safety.</p>
<p>In a smaller number of cases, to be part of the police, 7.1% mentioned that it was the best option available; 6.8% did so for economic stability; 5.3% to help people; 3.3% to combat insecurity; 2.5% professional development; 2.3% on recommendation from friends; 2.3% for other reasons; 1.9% by family inheritance and 1.4% by vocation.<br /><img alt=

Corruption The nationwide rate that places police as victims of corruption was 90 per 1,000 police officers, in which 71 cases were reported by citizens attempting to bribe. Among the entities with the highest levels in this area are: Mexico City, with 179 cases per thousand police officers; Chihuahua, with 133; Michoacán, with 130, and Coahuila, with 127.

Where there was lower incidence in the victims was in Chiapas, with 20 cases; Tabasco, with 23; Tamaulipas, with 29; Sinaloa, with 31, and Campeche, with 33. On acts of corruption, the national level rate was 1,688 for every 1,000 police officers, in which 391 correspond to bribery by citizens and 292 to superiors.

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