A J D Barros

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Publications

  1. pmc The double task of preventing malnutrition and overweight: a quasi-experimental community-based trial
    Jose I Navarro
    Nutrition Post Graduation Program, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 13:212. 2013
  2. pmc Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in anthropometric status in a population undergoing the nutritional transition: data from 1982, 1993 and 2004 Pelotas birth cohort studies
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 12:511. 2012
  3. pmc Prognostic factors for low birthweight repetition in successive pregnancies: a cohort study
    Iândora Krolow Timm Sclowitz
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Departamento de Medicina Social, Faculdade de Medicina, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:20. 2013
  4. pmc Gestational age at birth and morbidity, mortality, and growth in the first 4 years of life: findings from three birth cohorts in Southern Brazil
    Fernando C Barros
    Postgraduate Course in Health and Behavior, Catholic University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Pediatr 12:169. 2012
  5. pmc Food intake profiles of children aged 12, 24 and 48 months from the 2004 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort: an exploratory analysis using principal components
    Giovanna Gatica
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:43. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Countdown to 2015: a retrospective review of survey data from 54 countries
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 379:1225-33. 2012
  7. pmc Differentials and income-related inequalities in maternal depression during the first two years after childbirth: birth cohort studies from Brazil and the UK
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:12. 2009
  8. pmc Childbearing during adolescence and offspring mortality: findings from three population-based cohorts in southern Brazil
    María C Restrepo-Méndez
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro, 1160 3 Piso, 96020 220, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 11:781. 2011
  9. pmc Inequities in maternal postnatal visits among public and private patients: 2004 Pelotas cohort study
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 9:335. 2009
  10. pmc Physical activity and medicine use: evidence from a population-based study
    Andrea D Bertoldi
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 6:224. 2006

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  1. pmc The double task of preventing malnutrition and overweight: a quasi-experimental community-based trial
    Jose I Navarro
    Nutrition Post Graduation Program, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 13:212. 2013
    ..This study aims to evaluate the impact of the program on nutritional status indicators of children in the first two years of age...
  2. pmc Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in anthropometric status in a population undergoing the nutritional transition: data from 1982, 1993 and 2004 Pelotas birth cohort studies
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 12:511. 2012
    ..By studying three prospective birth cohorts in the same city over a period of more than two decades, we describe secular trends in overweight and stunting at different ages, according to socioeconomic position...
  3. pmc Prognostic factors for low birthweight repetition in successive pregnancies: a cohort study
    Iândora Krolow Timm Sclowitz
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Departamento de Medicina Social, Faculdade de Medicina, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:20. 2013
    ..To identify prognostic factors associated with recurrence of low birthweight (LBW) in successive gestations, a study was carried out with a subsample of mothers enrolled in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort...
  4. pmc Gestational age at birth and morbidity, mortality, and growth in the first 4 years of life: findings from three birth cohorts in Southern Brazil
    Fernando C Barros
    Postgraduate Course in Health and Behavior, Catholic University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Pediatr 12:169. 2012
    ..We assessed anthropometric status, breastfeeding duration, morbidity, and mortality outcomes during the first four years of life according to gestational age, in three population-based birth cohorts in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil...
  5. pmc Food intake profiles of children aged 12, 24 and 48 months from the 2004 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort: an exploratory analysis using principal components
    Giovanna Gatica
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:43. 2012
    ..To identify food intake profiles of children during their first four years of life and assess its variations according to sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics...
  6. doi request reprint Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Countdown to 2015: a retrospective review of survey data from 54 countries
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 379:1225-33. 2012
    ..We assessed how inequalities in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions vary by intervention and country...
  7. pmc Differentials and income-related inequalities in maternal depression during the first two years after childbirth: birth cohort studies from Brazil and the UK
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:12. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Childbearing during adolescence and offspring mortality: findings from three population-based cohorts in southern Brazil
    María C Restrepo-Méndez
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro, 1160 3 Piso, 96020 220, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 11:781. 2011
    ..This work assessed the association between adolescent childbearing and early offspring mortality in three birth cohort studies from the city of Pelotas in Southern Brazil...
  9. pmc Inequities in maternal postnatal visits among public and private patients: 2004 Pelotas cohort study
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 9:335. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc Physical activity and medicine use: evidence from a population-based study
    Andrea D Bertoldi
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 6:224. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between level of physical activity and medicine use in adults aged 20 years or more...
  11. pmc Effect of maternal calcium intake during pregnancy on children's blood pressure: a systematic review of the literature
    Eduardo Bergel
    Department of Mother and Child Health Research, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    BMC Pediatr 7:15. 2007
    ..We conducted a systematic review of the literature to summarize the evidence supporting an association between maternal dietary calcium intake during pregnancy and blood pressure in the offspring...
  12. pmc Late preterm birth is a risk factor for growth faltering in early childhood: a cohort study
    Ina S Santos
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Pediatr 9:71. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of late preterm birth over growth outcomes, assessed when children were 12 and 24 months old...
  13. pmc A descriptive review of the methodologies used in household surveys on medicine utilization
    Andrea D Bertoldi
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:222. 2008
    ..The aim of the present article was to describe methodological and analytical aspects of quantitative studies on medicine utilization carried out at the household level...
  14. pmc Patterns of deliveries in a Brazilian birth cohort: almost universal cesarean sections for the better-off
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 45:635-43. 2011
    ..To describe the patterns of deliveries in a birth cohort and to compare vaginal and cesarean section deliveries...
  15. pmc Can mothers rely on the Brazilian health system for their deliveries? An assessment of use of the public system and out-of-pocket expenditure in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study, Brazil
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:57. 2008
    ..We studied how deliveries were financed among mothers of a birth cohort and whether they were an important source of household out-of-pocket expenditure...
  16. doi request reprint Out-of-pocket health expenditure in a population covered by the Family Health Program in Brazil
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Centro de Pesquisas Epidemiologicas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Int J Epidemiol 37:758-65. 2008
    ..This study was designed to assess occurrence of high health spending in a low-income population, as well as the pattern of out-of-pocket health payments...
  17. ncbi request reprint Infant malnutrition and obesity in three population-based birth cohort studies in Southern Brazil: trends and differences
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S417-26. 2008
    ..Fighting malnutrition is still necessary among the 40% of the population considered poor, and must be accompanied by efforts to combat overweight which is being observed in all social strata...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Tobacco smoking in Brazil: regional inequalities and prevalence according to occupational characteristics]
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, 96020 220, Brazil
    Cien Saude Colet 16:3707-16. 2011
    ..The inequalities found should be considered when developing effective strategies for smoking reduction. The more exposed occupational groups should have priority in the interventions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Neonatal mortality: description and effect of hospital of birth after risk adjustment
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:1-9. 2008
    ..To assess the effect of hospital of birth on neonatal mortality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Catastrophic spending on health care in Brazil: private health insurance does not seem to be the solution
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 27:S254-62. 2011
    ..Presence of an elderly person, health insurance and socioeconomic position were associated with the outcome, and coverage by health insurance did not protect from catastrophic health expenditure...
  21. pmc Effects of socioeconomic change from birth to early adulthood on height and overweight
    A J D Barros
    Epidemiologic Research Center, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1233-8. 2006
    ..In this work we explored the association of height and overweight with change in socioeconomic position between birth and 19 years of age...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Scientific output in the collective health area: journal profile and evaluation by Capes]
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 40:43-9. 2006
    ..Thus, the panorama of postgraduate programs is favorable, but continuously rethinking and perfecting the evaluation process is essential to guarantee its contribution to the growth and strengthening of the system...
  23. ncbi request reprint [The 2004 Pelotas birth cohort: methods and description]
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 40:402-13. 2006
    ..To describe a birth cohort which started in 2004, aiming to assess pre and perinatal conditions of the newborns, infant morbimortality, early life characteristics and outcomes, and access, use and financing of health care...
  24. doi request reprint Caries is the main cause for dental pain in childhood: findings from a birth cohort
    G F Boeira
    Postgraduate Programs in Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Caries Res 46:488-95. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of dental pain in preschool children and its association with socioeconomic, demographic, clinical, and behavior variables...
  25. ncbi request reprint Infant mortality in three population-based cohorts in Southern Brazil: trends and differentials
    Ina S Santos
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S451-60. 2008
    ..The stabilization of infant mortality in the last decade is likely to be due to excess medical interventions relating to pregnancies and delivery care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hospitalizations during infancy in three population-based studies in Southern Brazil: trends and differentials
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S437-43. 2008
    ..These findings could be explained by an epidemic of preterm births in the study population...
  27. ncbi request reprint Infant growth, development and tooth emergence patterns: A longitudinal study from birth to 6 years of age
    Joao Luiz Bastos
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Arch Oral Biol 52:598-606. 2007
    ..To test the association of child's growth/development status and socioeconomic variables with dental emergence patterns...
  28. pmc Association of socioeconomic position with maternal pregnancy and infant health outcomes in birth cohort studies from Brazil and the UK
    A Matijasevich
    Rua Marechal Deodoro, 1160 3rd floor, CEP 96020 220, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:127-35. 2012
    ..The study aims to compare the associations between two measures of socioeconomic position (SEP)-maternal education and family income-and maternal and infant health outcomes between ALSPAC and Pelotas cohorts...
  29. pmc Socio-economic and ethnic group inequities in antenatal care quality in the public and private sector in Brazil
    C G Victora
    Rua Marechal Deodoro, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Health Policy Plan 25:253-61. 2010
    ..Also, little information exists on quality differences between public and private providers...
  30. ncbi request reprint Increase in preterm births in Brazil: review of population-based studies
    Mariângela F Silveira
    Departamento Materno Infantil, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:957-64. 2008
    ..The greatest cause of infant mortality in Brazil is perinatal conditions, mostly associated with preterm delivery. The objective of the study was to evaluate the evolution of preterm delivery rates in Brazil...
  31. ncbi request reprint Mothers and their pregnancies: a comparison of three population-based cohorts in Southern Brazil
    Ina S Santos
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S381-9. 2008
    ..9% to 8.7%) than among the poorest mothers (from 43.7% to 33.6%). In general terms, between 1993 and 2004 there was a decrease in the prevalence of maternal risk factors for unfavorable perinatal outcomes...
  32. ncbi request reprint Perinatal mortality in three population-based cohorts from Southern Brazil: trends and differences
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S399-408. 2008
    ..In conclusion, reductions in perinatal mortality were also seen across all birth weight categories between 1982 and 1993, but the same was not true for the 1993 to 2004 period, when mortality increased in several categories above 2,000g...
  33. ncbi request reprint [A nationwide wealth score based on the 2000 Brazilian demographic census]
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Centro de Pesquisas Epidemiologicas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 39:523-9. 2005
    ..To propose an asset based indicator of wealth for Brazil using variables present in the demographic census...
  34. ncbi request reprint Health service use in a population covered by the Estratégia de Saúde da Família (Family Health Strategy)
    Léia Cristiane L Fernandes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Sao Leopoldo, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 43:595-603. 2009
    ..To analyze health service use patterns in communities covered by the Estratégia de Saúde da Família (Family Health Strategy)...
  35. pmc Association between black stains and dental caries in primary teeth: findings from a Brazilian population-based birth cohort
    C C França-Pinto
    Postgraduate Program in Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Caries Res 46:170-6. 2012
    ..51; 95% CI 0.26-0.99). The results of the present study suggest that black stains are a protective factor for dental caries development...
  36. pmc Recent trends in maternal, newborn, and child health in Brazil: progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5
    Fernando C Barros
    Postgraduate Course in Health and Behavior, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Am J Public Health 100:1877-89. 2010
    ..Our analysis of Brazil's successes and remaining challenges to reach and surpass Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 can provide important lessons for other low- and middle-income countries...
  37. pmc Risk factors for suspected developmental delay at age 2 years in a Brazilian birth cohort
    Danilo R de Moura
    Departamento Materno Infantil, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:211-21. 2010
    ..65 [1.09, 2.50]); and of male sex (PR = 1.43 [1.00, 2.04]). These risk factors may constitute potential targets for intervention by public policies and may provide help to paediatricians in preventing developmental delay...
  38. doi request reprint Natural history of suspected developmental delay between 12 and 24 months of age in the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort
    Danilo R Moura
    Departamento Materno Materno Infantil, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Paediatr Child Health 46:329-36. 2010
    ..To describe the incidence and persistence of suspected developmental delay (SDD) between 12 and 24 months of age and associated factors in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort...
  39. ncbi request reprint Experiences of discrimination among university students in the city of Rio de Janeiro
    Joao Luiz Bastos
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 44:28-38. 2010
    ..To understand experiences of discrimination lived by undergraduate students and to analyze their applicability to the construction of a Brazilian discrimination scale...
  40. pmc Child development in a birth cohort: effect of child stimulation is stronger in less educated mothers
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Centro de Pesquisas Epidemiologicas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 39:285-94. 2010
    ..This study explored child development within a birth cohort, its psychosocial determinants and interactions with maternal schooling and economic position...
  41. pmc Household expenditures for medicines and the role of free medicines in the Brazilian public health system
    Andrea D Bertoldi
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil
    Am J Public Health 101:916-21. 2011
    ..We sought to investigate, across different socioeconomic groups, the proportion of household medicine expenses that were paid by households and the proportion paid by the Brazilian national health system...
  42. ncbi request reprint Does the way I see you affect the way I see myself? Associations between interviewers' and interviewees' 'color/race' in southern Brazil
    Joao Luiz Bastos
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:2111-24. 2009
    ..5 times less likely to classify men aged > or = 40 years as black. These results highlight the complexity of racial classification, indicating the influence of the interviewer's physical characteristics on the interviewee's 'color/race'...
  43. ncbi request reprint Priorities in health: what do they mean to Brazilian adults?
    Felipe Fossati Reichert
    Escola Superior de Educação Física, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Luiz de Camões 625, Pelotas, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:775-85. 2010
    ..The importance attributed to health-related factors changes markedly among population subgroups...
  44. ncbi request reprint Methods used in the 1982, 1993, and 2004 birth cohort studies from Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, and a description of the socioeconomic conditions of participants' families
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S371-80. 2008
    ..Mothers' levels of education improved markedly. Important changes in the demographic profile of risk factors and health outcomes are being recorded by the Pelotas cohorts...
  45. doi request reprint Associated factors and consequences of late preterm births: results from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort
    Ina S Santos
    Pós graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas UFPel, Pelotas, Brazil
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:350-9. 2008
    ..1 [1.7, 14.9] and 2.1 [1.0, 4.6] times higher than that observed among term newborns. In conclusion, in our setting, the prevention of all preterm births must be a priority, regardless of whether early or late...
  46. ncbi request reprint Preterm births, low birth weight, and intrauterine growth restriction in three birth cohorts in Southern Brazil: 1982, 1993 and 2004
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S390-8. 2008
    ..1% in 2004. The increase in preterms could be partially explained by the growing number of pregnancy interruptions, but there must be other causes since this increase was also observed among babies born by non-induced vaginal deliveries...
  47. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study
    Marlos Rodrigues Domingues
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Av Duque de Caxias 150, 96030 002 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 41:173-80. 2007
    ..Physical activity during pregnancy is a poorly investigated subject on population level. The study aimed to describe duration, type and frequency of leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy, and to explore its associated factors...
  48. pmc The role of perceived personal barriers to engagement in leisure-time physical activity
    Felipe F Reichert
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Am J Public Health 97:515-9. 2007
    ..We sought to identify perceived personal barriers to physical activity and examine the potential association between these barriers and sociodemographic and behavioral variables, including participation in leisure-time physical activity...
  49. ncbi request reprint [Use of dental services and associated factors: a population-based study in southern Brazil]
    Camila Silveira de Araújo
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:1063-72. 2009
    ..Determining the prevalence of dental services use and users' characteristics can help policymakers plan future measures to make dental care available to population groups with low rates of dental services use...
  50. ncbi request reprint Developmental status at age 12 months according to birth weight and family income: a comparison of two Brazilian birth cohorts
    Ricardo Halpern
    Departamento de Pediatria e Puericultura, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S444-50. 2008
    ..Despite this reduction, the prevalence of developmental delay is still high, reinforcing the need for early diagnosis and intervention...
  51. pmc Caesarean sections and risk of wheezing in childhood and adolescence: data from two birth cohort studies in Brazil
    A M B Menezes
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:218-23. 2011
    ..Objective To evaluate the association between mode of delivery and wheezing (current and persistent) in childhood and adolescence, in two birth cohort studies in Brazil...
  52. pmc Bed-sharing at 3 months and breast-feeding at 1 year in southern Brazil
    Ina S Santos
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Pediatr 155:505-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the association between bedsharing at age 3 months and breastfeeding (BF) at age 12 months...
  53. pmc Alternatives for logistic regression in cross-sectional studies: an empirical comparison of models that directly estimate the prevalence ratio
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Med Res Methodol 3:21. 2003
    ..Also, controlling for confounding is not equivalent for the two measures. In this paper we explore alternatives for modeling data of such studies with techniques that directly estimate the prevalence ratio...
  54. ncbi request reprint Outpatient health service utilization and associated factors: a population-based study
    Raul Mendoza-Sassi
    Departamento de Medicina Interna, Fundacao Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 37:372-8. 2003
    ..To identify factors that lead people to visit a doctor in Brazil and assess differences between socioeconomic groups...
  55. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of near vision deficiency and related factors: a population-based study]
    Wladimir Ribeiro Duarte
    Departamento de Medicina Social, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, 96010 900, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 19:551-9. 2003
    ..In some 30% of individuals who already use visual corrective means, the latter are ineffective for near vision...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Regular use of dental care services by adults: patterns of utilization and types of services]
    Maria Beatriz J Camargo
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:1894-906. 2009
    ..Dental services, especially in the public sector, should develop strategies to increase regular and preventive use...
  57. ncbi request reprint [Drug utilization in adults: prevalence and individuals determinants]
    Andrea D Bertoldi
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:228-38. 2004
    ..To study epidemiological patterns of drug utilization and its individual determinants and to classify drugs used into pharmacological groups...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Use of drugs to treat respiratory tract infections in the community]
    Laura S Berquó
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:358-64. 2004
    ..The description of antimicrobial and non-antimicrobial drugs use is important to design interventions aimed at improving treatment strategies for these common illnesses...
  59. ncbi request reprint [Effect of iron fortification of flour on anemia in preschool children in Pelotas, Brazil]
    Maria Cecilia Formoso Assunção
    Departamento de Nutricao, Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 41:539-48. 2007
    ..Iron fortification of flour has been sanctioned by the Brazilian government since 2004. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of flour fortification on hemoglobin level in children under six...
  60. pmc Widening ethnic disparities in infant mortality in southern Brazil: comparison of 3 birth cohorts
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Post Graduation Program in Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Am J Public Health 98:692-68. 2008
    ..We analyzed trends in mortality among infants born to White and to Black or mixed-race women in 3 population-based cohorts representing all births in 1982, 1993, and 2004 in Pelotas, southern Brazil...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Use of antimicrobial drugs in an urban population]
    Laura S Berquó
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:239-46. 2004
    ..Indiscriminate use of antibiotics has been associated to this phenomenon. The present study was designed to determine the pattern of antimicrobial drug use in an urban community...
  62. doi request reprint Cycling to work in Brazil: users profile, risk behaviors, and traffic accident occurrence
    Giancarlo Bacchieri
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro, Pelotas, RS Brazil, Brazil
    Accid Anal Prev 42:1025-30. 2010
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Generic drugs in Brazil: known by many, used by few
    Andrea D Bertoldi
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:1808-15. 2005
    ..Among subjects who bought medicines in the 15-day period, 18.9% reported buying a generic, but this result should be interpreted with caution, because the population frequently fails to differentiate between generics and other medicines...
  64. doi request reprint Physical activity and preterm birth: a literature review
    Marlos Rodrigues Domingues
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Sports Med 39:961-75. 2009
    ..Future studies should pay additional attention to psychological and socioeconomic characteristics, without neglecting biological plausibility...
  65. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in a sample of mothers from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study
    Ina S Santos
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Avenida Duque de Caxias 250, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 23:2577-88. 2007
    ..Small numbers and the calculation of PPV in samples with overrepresentation of cases in the majority of studies appear to account for these differences...
  66. ncbi request reprint Determinants of preterm birth: Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, 2004 birth cohort
    Mariângela F Silveira
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:185-94. 2010
    ..No association between cesarean section and preterm delivery was found. Further studies are required to understand the causes of the epidemic of preterm births in Brazil...
  67. ncbi request reprint Bioelectrical impedance analysis: population reference values for phase angle by age and sex
    Maria Cristina G Barbosa-Silva
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:49-52. 2005
    ..Phase angle is an indicator based on reactance and resistance obtained from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Although its biological meaning is still not clear, phase angle appears to have an important prognostic role...
  68. ncbi request reprint Bioelectric impedance and individual characteristics as prognostic factors for post-operative complications
    Maria Cristina G Barbosa-Silva
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
    Clin Nutr 24:830-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this work is to assess the importance of nutritional variables and parameters from BIA as predictors of post-operative complications in a multivariable regression model...
  69. pmc Long-lasting maternal depression and child growth at 4 years of age: a cohort study
    Ina S Santos
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Pediatr 157:401-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between sustained maternal depression at 12, 24, and 48 months post-partum and child anthropometry at age of 4 years...
  70. ncbi request reprint Bioelectrical impedance analysis in clinical practice: a new perspective on its use beyond body composition equations
    Maria Cristina G Barbosa-Silva
    Departmento de Cirurgia, Escola de Medicina, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 8:311-7. 2005
    ..They can be expressed as a ratio (phase angle) or as a plot (bioelectrical impedance vector analysis). This review describes their use in clinical practice...
  71. ncbi request reprint [Socioeconomic differentials in performing urinalysis during prenatal care]
    Mariângela F Silveira
    Departamento Materno Infantil, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:389-95. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to analyze factors associated to the solicitation of urinalysis during pregnancy...
  72. ncbi request reprint Medicine use from birth to age two years: the 2004 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort study
    Edilson Almeida de Oliveira
    Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Sao Leopoldo, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 44:591-600. 2010
    ..To describe medicine use by children at three, 12 and 24 months of age...
  73. ncbi request reprint Can bioelectrical impedance analysis identify malnutrition in preoperative nutrition assessment?
    Maria Cristina G Barbosa-Silva
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Nutrition 19:422-6. 2003
    ..We investigated whether BIA-measured variables could detect malnutrition, as defined by the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA), in preoperative surgical patients...
  74. ncbi request reprint Indications and limitations of the use of subjective global assessment in clinical practice: an update
    M Cristina G Barbosa-Silva
    Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 9:263-9. 2006
    ..Although it was first described almost two decades ago, many studies using this method have been published during the past few years. This review describes recent findings from such studies...
  75. ncbi request reprint [Traffic accidents resulting in injuries: underreporting, characteristics, and case fatality rate]
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Departamento de Medicina Social, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, 96001 970, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 19:979-86. 2003
    ..We conclude that pedestrians and motorcyclists are priority groups for interventions aimed at reducing injury and death from traffic accidents...