We studied 100, 19 to 67 years old black
women living in the cities of Três Lagoas–MS (n = 64) and Americana–SP (n =
36). A questionnaire with open and closed questions was developed and applied.
Measurements of height, weight, blood pressure, waist and hip circumferences
were performed. The body mass index (BMI) was also calculated. Mean blood
pressure levels presented little elevation, while body mass index (BMI) results
pointed to obesity. Noncommunicable chronic diseases were highly prevalent in
the evaluated black women, with obesity and hypertension showing the highest
percentages. Regarding body parameters, access to physical education classes
and physical activities, representative morphological images 02 and 03 were the
most chosen, corresponding to overweight and obesity, 64% said they did not
like their bodies, 72% did not have access to physical education classes, and
88% were sedentary lifestyle. Through the results we conclude that black women
are more affected by chronic noncommunicable diseases, have little access to
what we term better quality of life, and have very high levels of sedentary.
There is a need for greater investment in ethnic-racial research in Brazil.
Keywords: Black Women.
Noncommunicable Chronic Diseases. Life Habits. Sedentary Lifestyle.