Fernando C Barros

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Publications

  1. pmc Quality of DNA extracted from saliva samples collected with the Oragene™ DNA self-collection kit
    Ana P Nunes
    Morphology Department, Institute of Biology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:65. 2012
  2. 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
  3. pmc Cesarean section and risk of obesity in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood: evidence from 3 Brazilian birth cohorts
    Fernando C Barros
    Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior, Catholic University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:465-70. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint How many low birthweight babies in low- and middle-income countries are preterm?
    Fernando C Barros
    Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 45:607-16. 2011
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequities in the health and nutrition of children in low/middle income countries
    Fernando C Barros
    Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 44:1-16. 2010
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal-child health in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: major conclusions from comparisons of the 1982, 1993, and 2004 birth cohorts
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S461-7. 2008
  10. pmc [Education and work in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:16-25. 2008

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Publications77

  1. pmc Quality of DNA extracted from saliva samples collected with the Oragene™ DNA self-collection kit
    Ana P Nunes
    Morphology Department, Institute of Biology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:65. 2012
    ..The present study aimed to verify whether a storage time of 8 months decreases the quality of DNA from collected samples...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Cesarean section and risk of obesity in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood: evidence from 3 Brazilian birth cohorts
    Fernando C Barros
    Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior, Catholic University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:465-70. 2012
    ..Because CS-born individuals do not make contact at birth with maternal vaginal and intestinal bacteria, the authors proposed that this could lead to long-term changes in the gut microbiota that could contribute to obesity...
  4. ncbi request reprint How many low birthweight babies in low- and middle-income countries are preterm?
    Fernando C Barros
    Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 45:607-16. 2011
    ..To assess the prevalence of preterm birth among low birthweight babies in low and middle-income countries...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequities in the health and nutrition of children in low/middle income countries
    Fernando C Barros
    Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 44:1-16. 2010
    ..To describe the effects of social inequities on the health and nutrition of children in low and middle income countries...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal-child health in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: major conclusions from comparisons of the 1982, 1993, and 2004 birth cohorts
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S461-7. 2008
    ..The existence of three population-based birth cohorts using comparable methodology allowed for the study of important secular trends in maternal and child health...
  10. pmc [Education and work in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:16-25. 2008
    ..To analyze the influence of biological and socioeconomic factors throughout life on entry into the university and insertion in the work force of young adults from the 1982 birth cohort...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (4 of 7): delivery of interventions
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas 96001 970, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:S4. 2010
    ..The efficacious interventions identified in the previous article of this report will fail unless they are delivered at high and equitable coverage. This article discusses critical delivery constraints and strategies...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc [Prevalence of wheezing in the chest among adults from the 1982 Pelotas birth cohort, Southern Brazil]
    Ana M B Menezes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:101-7. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence of wheezing in the chest among adults, and to explore the effect of some variables on the prevalence of this condition...
  16. pmc [Smoking prevalence in the 1982 birth cohort: from adolescence to adult life, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Ana M B Menezes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:78-85. 2008
    ..To assess smoking prevalence in adolescents and young adults of a population-based birth cohort...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc Socioeconomic trajectories from birth to adolescence and risk factors for noncommunicable disease: prospective analyses
    Pedro C Hallal
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Adolesc Health 51:S32-7. 2012
    ..To evaluate the associations between family socioeconomic trajectories from 0 to 11 years of age and risk factors for noncommunicable disease at 15 years...
  19. pmc [Nutritional evaluation follow-up of the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Denise P Gigante
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:60-9. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence of over/underweight and its association with demographic and socioeconomic factors...
  20. pmc [Maternity and paternity in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Denise P Gigante
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:42-50. 2008
    ..To describe the prevalence of maternity and paternity among subjects and its association with perinatal, socioeconomic and demographic variables...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc [Monitoring mortality in Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2006, Southern Brazil]
    Bernardo L Horta
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:108-14. 2008
    ..To assess mortality in a birth cohort followed between 1982 and 2006 and its associated factors...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc [Early determinants of random blood glucose among adults of the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Bernardo L Horta
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:93-100. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effects of socioeconomic variables, birth weight, duration of breastfeeding and income changes on random blood glucose levels among young adults...
  25. pmc Breastfeeding and feeding patterns in three birth cohorts in Southern Brazil: trends and differentials
    Cesar G Victora
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S409-16. 2008
    ..The duration of breastfeeding is still far short of international recommendations, justifying further campaigns. Special attention should be given to low birth weight babies and those from low-income families...
  26. pmc [Determinants of early sexual initiation in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Helen Goncalves
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:34-41. 2008
    ..To analyze social determinants of early sexual initiation among young adults from a birth cohort...
  27. 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...
  28. pmc Association of family income with BMI from childhood to adult life: a birth cohort study
    Denise P Gigante
    Nutrition Departament, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Marechal Deodoro, 1160 3o andar, Pelotas, RS 96020 220, Brazil
    Public Health Nutr 16:233-9. 2013
    ..To investigate the association of family income at birth with BMI among young adults who have been followed since birth...
  29. pmc Adolescent blood pressure, body mass index and skin folds: sorting out the effects of early weight and length gains
    Ana M B Menezes
    Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, 96020 220, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:149-54. 2012
    ..This paper attempts to separate the effects of early life weight and length/height gains on blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), sum of skin folds and subscapular/triceps skin fold ratio at 14-15 years of age...
  30. 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...
  31. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring growth in childhood: 1993 and 2004 Pelotas cohort studies
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Arch Dis Child 96:519-25. 2011
    ....
  32. 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...
  33. pmc [Early determinants of blood pressure among adults of the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Bernardo L Horta
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:86-92. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effects of exposure occurring during pregnancy or the first years of life on blood pressure...
  34. pmc [Methodology of the Pelotas birth cohort study from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:7-15. 2008
    ..To describe the methods employed in the longitudinal and follow-up studies of children born in Pelotas (Southern Brazil) in 1982...
  35. pmc Socioeconomic changes and adolescent psychopathology in a Brazilian birth cohort study
    Luciana Anselmi
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Adolesc Health 51:S5-10. 2012
    ..To investigate the effects of socioeconomic changes from birth to 11 years of life on emotional, conduct, and attentional/hyperactivity problems in 15-year-old adolescents, from the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study...
  36. 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
    ....
  37. 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...
  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 [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...
  40. pmc The Pelotas birth cohort study, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1982-2001
    Cesar G Victora
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, 96001 970, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 19:1241-56. 2003
    ..Some recent results on blood pressure, adolescent pregnancy, and asthma are presented as examples of utilization of the data. Suggestions on lessons learned for other cohort studies are proposed...
  41. 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...
  42. pmc [Prevalence and early determinants of common mental disorders in the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Luciana Anselmi
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:26-33. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders and assess its association with risk factors in a cohort of young adults...
  43. pmc Intergenerational effect of weight gain in childhood on offspring birthweight
    Bernardo L Horta
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 38:724-32. 2009
    ..However, weight gain in childhood has clear short-term benefits, and the literature on the pro and cons of weight gain in childhood is limited...
  44. ncbi request reprint Avoidable deaths in the first four years of life among children in the 2004 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Ina S Santos
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 27:S185-97. 2011
    ..Although limited, compliance with antenatal care program guidelines is still the most important strategy for preventing avoidable deaths in childhood, particularly among the poorest children...
  45. pmc Socioeconomic position and overweight among adolescents: data from birth cohort studies in Brazil and the UK
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 9:105. 2009
    ..The patterns of overweight/obesity differ by age, sex, rural or urban residence and socioeconomic position (SEP) and vary between and within countries...
  46. pmc [Factors associated to leisure-time sedentary lifestyle in adults of 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Mario R Azevedo
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:70-7. 2008
    ..To assess factors associated to leisure-time physical activity and sedentary lifestyle...
  47. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding duration and blood pressure among Brazilian adolescents
    Bernardo L Horta
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
    Acta Paediatr 95:325-31. 2006
    ..To assess the relationship between breastfeeding duration and blood pressure in a large birth cohort of Brazilians followed from birth to adolescence...
  48. pmc Do risk factors for childhood infections and malnutrition protect against asthma? A study of Brazilian male adolescents
    Rosângela da Costa Lima
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Am J Public Health 93:1858-64. 2003
    ..We studied the association between early life conditions and asthma in adolescence...
  49. ncbi request reprint Global child survival initiatives and their relevance to the Latin American and Caribbean Region
    Cesar G Victora
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:197-205. 2005
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Maternal caffeine consumption and fetal death: a case-control study in Uruguay
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:100-9. 2006
    ..As mate drinking is highly consumed among pregnant women in Uruguay, the association found with fetal death makes it a preventable risk factor...
  51. ncbi request reprint Early life factors are determinants of female height at age 19 years in a population-based birth cohort (Pelotas, Brazil)
    Denise P Gigante
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Nutr 136:473-8. 2006
    ..Each 100 g in birth weight was associated with an increase of approximately 0.2 cm in the adolescent's height (P=0.001). The current findings reinforce the importance of early life factors in the determination of adult height...
  52. pmc [Pattern of health services utilization by adults of the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Juvenal S Dias-da-Costa
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:51-9. 2008
    ..To describe the pattern of health services utilization by young adults...
  53. 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...
  54. doi request reprint Influence of breastfeeding support on the tendencies of breastfeeding rates in the city of Pelotas (RS), Brazil, from 1982 to 2004
    Elaine Albernaz
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 84:560-4. 2008
    ..To evaluate the influence of breastfeeding support on breastfeeding rates in the city of Pelotas (RS), Brazil...
  55. pmc Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (3 of 7): evidence for effectiveness of interventions
    Fernando C Barros
    Post Graduate Course in Health and Behaviour, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:S3. 2010
    ..Survival of preterm newborns may also be improved with interventions given during these times or soon after birth. This comprehensive review assesses existing interventions for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Respiratory function in adolescence in relation to low birth weight, preterm delivery, and intrauterine growth restriction
    Rosângela da C Lima
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, Pelotas, 96001 970, Brazil
    Chest 128:2400-7. 2005
    ..To study the associations between respiratory function in 18-year-old male subjects and birth weight, preterm delivery, and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Maternal low birth weight and adverse perinatal outcomes: the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study, Brazil
    Maria P Vélez
    Centro de Pesquisas Epidemiologicas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Departamento de Medicina Social, Bairro Centro, Pelotas RS, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 26:112-9. 2009
    ..To explore the association between maternal low birth weight (LBW) and adverse perinatal outcomes and to discriminate between confounders and mediating factors of these associations in a population-based birth cohort of Southern Brazil...
  58. pmc Hospital admissions from birth to early adolescence and early-life risk factors: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Ana M B Menezes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:1980-9. 2010
    ..For admissions between 1 and 11 years of age, low family income and gestational age > 37 weeks were found to be significant risk factors...
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and school achievement in Brazilian adolescents
    Cesar G Victora
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Acta Paediatr 94:1656-60. 2005
    ..To assess the effect of breastfeeding duration on school achievement in a Brazilian cohort...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Trends in the nutritional profile of children born in 1993 in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: longitudinal analyses]
    Denise Petrucci Gigante
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, 96001 970, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 19:S141-7. 2003
    ..The nutritional transition observed in Pelotas requires a paradigm shift in health services, which are still concentrated on detecting and treating malnutrition rather than obesity...
  62. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for wheezing in early adolescence: a prospective birth cohort study in Brazil
    Ana M B Menezes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:427-31. 2007
    ..Many asthma studies are available in the literature, but few investigated whether risk factors for asthma differ by sex...
  63. 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...
  64. pmc Concurrent determinants of blood pressure among adolescents: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Ana M B Menezes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:1972-9. 2010
    ..4mmHg higher than among premenarcheal girls. Similar trends were found for diastolic arterial pressure. Our findings suggest that blood pressure control must begin already in childhood and adolescence...
  65. ncbi request reprint Early determinants of attention and hyperactivity problems in adolescents: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Luciana Anselmi
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Dr Pedro Armando Gatti 155, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:1954-62. 2010
    ..Early life events impacted attention and hyperactivity problems in adolescence. Risk factors for attention and hyperactivity problems found in this study were similar to those reported in other cultures...
  66. ncbi request reprint Cohort profile: the 1982 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Cesar G Victora
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Int J Epidemiol 35:237-42. 2006
  67. pmc Breast feeding and blood lipid concentrations in male Brazilian adolescents
    Cesar G Victora
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:621-5. 2006
    ..To assess the association between breast feeding and blood lipid levels in adolescence...
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for childbearing during adolescence in a population-based birth cohort in southern Brazil
    Denise P Gigante
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Nutrition Department, 96010900 Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 16:1-10. 2004
    ..To use a case-control study to analyze risk factors associated with teenage childbearing among adolescents who were in a birth cohort study that began in 1982 in the city of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Risk factors associated with hospitalization for bronchiolitis in the post-neonatal period]
    Elaine P Albernaz
    Departamento Materno Infantil, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 37:485-93. 2003
    ..To investigate the relationship between socioeconomic factors, maternal characteristics, breastfeeding, and hospitalization for bronchiolitis in the post-neonatal period...
  71. doi request reprint Health conditions and health-policy innovations in Brazil: the way forward
    Cesar G Victora
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 377:2042-53. 2011
    ..The challenge is ultimately political, and we conclude with a call for action that requires continuous engagement by Brazilian society as a whole in securing the right to health for all Brazilian people...
  72. 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...
  73. pmc Consumer demand for caesarean sections in Brazil: informed decision making, patient choice, or social inequality? A population based birth cohort study linking ethnographic and epidemiological methods
    Dominique P Behague
    Department of Social Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, CP 464 96001 970, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    BMJ 324:942-5. 2002
    ..To investigate why some women prefer caesarean sections and how decisions to medicalise birthing are influenced by patients, doctors, and the sociomedical environment...
  74. doi request reprint Maternal and child health in Brazil: progress and challenges
    Cesar G Victora
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 377:1863-76. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, substantial challenges remain, including overmedicalisation of childbirth (nearly 50% of babies are delivered by caesarean section), maternal deaths caused by illegal abortions, and a high frequency of preterm deliveries...
  75. ncbi request reprint Beware: unnecessary caesarean sections may be hazardous
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, 96001 970 Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 367:1796-7. 2006
  76. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of asthma in preschool children in Southern Brazil: a population-based study
    Moema N Chatkin
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Pediatr Pulmonol 35:296-301. 2003
    ..45) were risk factors only for "current wheeze." These results highlight the importance of asthma as a public health problem due to its high prevalence, and support the need of intervention programs against preventable risk factors...
  77. ncbi request reprint Does caffeine consumption during pregnancy increase the risk of fetal mortality? A literature review
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:1676-84. 2005
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