P C Hallal

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Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. ncbi Physical inactivity: prevalence and associated variables in Brazilian adults
    Pedro Curi Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1894-900. 2003
  2. 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
  3. pmc Social and dental status along the life course and oral health impacts in adolescents: a population-based birth cohort
    Karen G Peres
    Research Group in Public Health Dentistry Post Graduate Program in Public Health, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:95. 2009
  4. pmc Maternal anthropometric characteristics in pregnancy and blood pressure among adolescents: 1993 live birth cohort, Pelotas, southern Brazil
    Helen C Laura
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 10:434. 2010
  5. pmc Prevalence of smoking and incidence of initiation in the Latin American adult population: the PLATINO study
    Ana M Menezes
    Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 9:151. 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi [Evaluation of the Academia da Cidade program to promote physical activity in Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil: perceptions of users and non-users]
    Pedro C Hallal
    Departamento de Ginástica e Saúde, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:70-8. 2010
  9. ncbi A shift in the epidemiology of low body mass index in Brazilian adults
    P C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:1002-6. 2005
  10. pmc Early determinants of physical activity in adolescence: prospective birth cohort study
    Pedro C Hallal
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Duque de Caxias 250 3 piso 96030 002 Pelotas RS, Brazil
    BMJ 332:1002-7. 2006

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Publications85

  1. ncbi Physical inactivity: prevalence and associated variables in Brazilian adults
    Pedro Curi Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1894-900. 2003
    ..To measure the prevalence of physical inactivity, and variables associated with it, in an adult southern Brazilian population...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Social and dental status along the life course and oral health impacts in adolescents: a population-based birth cohort
    Karen G Peres
    Research Group in Public Health Dentistry Post Graduate Program in Public Health, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:95. 2009
    ..Harmful social conditions in early life might predispose individuals to dental status which in turn may impact on adolescents' quality of life...
  4. pmc Maternal anthropometric characteristics in pregnancy and blood pressure among adolescents: 1993 live birth cohort, Pelotas, southern Brazil
    Helen C Laura
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 10:434. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc Prevalence of smoking and incidence of initiation in the Latin American adult population: the PLATINO study
    Ana M Menezes
    Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 9:151. 2009
    ..The aim of this paper was to evaluate the prevalence of smoking and incidence of initiation among middle-aged and older adults (40 years or older). Special emphasis was given to the association between smoking and schooling...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ncbi [Evaluation of the Academia da Cidade program to promote physical activity in Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil: perceptions of users and non-users]
    Pedro C Hallal
    Departamento de Ginástica e Saúde, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:70-8. 2010
    ..4%) than users (28.5%). Users of the program appeared to be satisfied. Strategies to further publicize the program should be prioritized to make it known to a larger proportion of the city's population...
  9. ncbi A shift in the epidemiology of low body mass index in Brazilian adults
    P C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:1002-6. 2005
    ..To study the prevalence and current predictors of low body mass index (BMI) in a population undergoing a rapid nutritional transition...
  10. pmc Early determinants of physical activity in adolescence: prospective birth cohort study
    Pedro C Hallal
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Duque de Caxias 250 3 piso 96030 002 Pelotas RS, Brazil
    BMJ 332:1002-7. 2006
    ..To examine the effects of early social, anthropometric, and behavioural variables on physical activity in adolescence...
  11. ncbi Physical activity in adults from two Brazilian areas: similarities and differences
    Pedro C Hallal
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:573-80. 2005
    ..Among the insufficiently active subjects, those living in São Paulo are at least engaged in a limited amount of activity. On the other hand, among sufficiently active people, those living in Pelotas are more active...
  12. pmc Bidirectional cross-sectional and prospective associations between physical activity and body composition in adolescence: birth cohort study
    Pedro C Hallal
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Sports Sci 30:183-90. 2012
    ..We provide evidence of tracking of physical activity and particularly body composition during adolescence. Our results do not support the hypothesis that physical activity and fatness are strongly related in adolescents...
  13. ncbi Resting pulse rate among adolescents: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Pedro C Hallal
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:1963-71. 2010
    ..Physical activity was inversely associated with pulse rate in the crude analysis only. Elevated pulse rate is strongly associated with high blood pressure, and both variables are predictors of risk of chronic disease in adulthood...
  14. pmc The role of early life variables on the risk of fractures from birth to early adolescence: a prospective birth cohort study
    P C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, ZIP 96030 002, Pelotas, Brazil
    Osteoporos Int 20:1873-9. 2009
    ..The incidence was 14.2% (95%CI 13.2, 15.2). Male sex, birth length, and maternal age at delivery were positively associated with the risk of fractures...
  15. ncbi [Evolution of the epidemiological research on physical activity in Brazil: a systematic review]
    Pedro Curi Hallal
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 41:453-60. 2007
    ..To describe the evolution of the epidemiological research on physical activity in Brazil...
  16. ncbi Adolescent physical activity and health: a systematic review
    Pedro C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Sports Med 36:1019-30. 2006
    ..Physical activity promotion must start in early life; although the 'how much' remains unknown and needs further research, the lifelong benefits of adolescent physical activity on adult health are unequivocal...
  17. ncbi [Prevalence of sedentary lifestyle and associated factors in adolescents 10 to 12 years of age]
    Pedro Curi Hallal
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 22:1277-87. 2006
    ..Effective strategies against sedentary lifestyle in adolescence are needed because of its high prevalence and association with physical inactivity in adulthood...
  18. ncbi Who, when, and how much? Epidemiology of walking in a middle-income country
    Pedro C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Am J Prev Med 28:156-61. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi [Public knowledge on the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and hypertension: a population-based study in southern Brazil]
    Alan G Knuth
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:513-20. 2009
    ..Public health efforts should aim to raise public awareness on the preventive effects of physical activity against diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic non-communicable diseases...
  20. doi Effect of birth size and proportionality on BMI and skinfold thickness in early adolescence: prospective birth cohort study
    C L Araújo
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:634-9. 2009
    ..To assess the effect of birth weight, length and ponderal index at birth on body mass index (BMI) and skinfold thickness in early adolescence...
  21. ncbi Worldwide burden of COPD in high- and low-income countries. Part II. Burden of chronic obstructive lung disease in Latin America: the PLATINO study
    A M B Menezes
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:709-12. 2008
    ..Five Latin American cities: São Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santiago, Chile; Caracas, Venezuela...
  22. ncbi [Physical activity in young adults and the elderly in areas covered by primary health care units in municipalities in the South and Northeast of Brazil]
    Fernando V Siqueira
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:39-54. 2008
    ..We conclude that sedentary lifestyle is highly prevalent and that disadvantaged socioeconomic groups are more likely to be sedentary...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi Breastfeeding and overweight in childhood: evidence from the Pelotas 1993 birth cohort study
    C L Araújo
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:500-6. 2006
    ..The effect of breastfeeding duration on the prevalence of overweight and on mean weight for height z-score (WHZ) was evaluated in Brazilian children...
  25. ncbi Physical activity levels according to physical and social environmental factors in a sample of adults living in South Brazil
    Tales C Amorim
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:S204-12. 2010
    ..To evaluate the association between the physical and social environment and physical activity (leisure-time and transport-related) in a population-based sample of adults...
  26. ncbi [Prevalence of falls and associated factors in the elderly]
    Fernando V Siqueira
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 41:749-56. 2007
    ..In the group of chronic degenerative diseases, falls are a prevailing among those preventable conditions. The objective of the study was to assess prevalence of falls in the elderly and to describe their associated factors...
  27. ncbi [Knowledge on risk factors for chronic diseases: a population-based study]
    Thiago Terra Borges
    Escola Superior de Educação Física, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:1511-20. 2009
    ..Government health promotion strategies are needed to raise public awareness of risk factors for chronic diseases...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi Prevalence and correlates of physical activity among adolescents from Southern Brazil
    Samuel C Dumith
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 44:457-67. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence and identify correlates of physical activity among adolescents...
  30. ncbi Overweight/obesity and physical fitness among children and adolescents
    Samuel Carvalho Dumith
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:641-8. 2010
    ..However, its association with body mass index status is inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore the association between overweight/obesity and physical fitness among children and adolescents...
  31. ncbi Association between perceived environmental attributes and physical activity among adults in Recife, Brazil
    Pedro C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:S213-22. 2010
    ..To evaluate the association between perceived environmental factors and leisure-time and transport-related physical activity...
  32. ncbi [Investigation of voiding dysfunction in a population-based sample of children aged 3 to 9 years]
    Denise M Mota
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, RS
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 81:225-32. 2005
    ..To describe voiding patterns and related dysfunctions in a population-based sample of children aged 3 to 9 years...
  33. ncbi [Sexually transmitted diseases symptoms in adults: prevalence and risk factors]
    Maria Laura Vidal Carret
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:76-84. 2004
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms and associated risk factors in an adult population...
  34. ncbi Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in five Latin American cities (the PLATINO study): a prevalence study
    Ana Maria B Menezes
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 366:1875-81. 2005
    ..The aim of the PLATINO study, launched in 2002, was to describe the epidemiology of COPD in five major Latin American cities: São Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Mexico City (Mexico), Montevideo (Uruguay), and Caracas (Venezuela)...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. ncbi [Factors associated with fruit and vegetable intake among adults in a southern Brazilian city]
    Marilda Borges Neutzling
    Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Campus Universitario s n, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:2365-74. 2009
    ..Interventions to encourage healthy diet are urgently needed...
  40. ncbi [Heavy alcohol consumption and associated factors: a population-based study]
    Juvenal S Dias da Costa
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:284-91. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence of heavy alcohol consumption and factors associated with it in a Brazilian adult population...
  41. ncbi Validity of a wrist digital monitor for blood pressure measurement in comparison to a mercury sphygmomanometer
    Ana M B Menezes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
    Arq Bras Cardiol 94:345-9, 365-70. 2010
    ..Valid measurements of blood pressure, both at clinical and community settings, are essential for monitoring this variable at the population level...
  42. pmc Nutritional status of adolescents: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Cora Luiza Araujo
    Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Campus Universitario s n, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:1895-903. 2010
    ..Overweight and obesity were directly associated with socioeconomic status and maternal BMI, the former showing the strongest association with nutritional status among adolescents...
  43. pmc Intake of fat and fiber-rich foods according to socioeconomic status: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Marilda B Neutzling
    Departamento de Nutricao, Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Campus Universitario s n, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:1904-11. 2010
    ..In early adolescence, all socioeconomic groups showed high consumption of foods rich in fat and low consumption of foods rich in fiber...
  44. ncbi Medicine use among adolescents: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
    Andrea D Bertoldi
    Centro de Ciencias da Saude, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Av Unisinos 950, Sao Leopoldo, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:1945-53. 2010
    ..A direct association was observed between maternal use of hypnotic drugs and sedatives and adolescent medicine use. It is essential to implement educational policies aimed at promoting rational use of medicines by adolescents...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi Dietary assessment in the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study: comparing energy intake with energy expenditure
    Denise P Gigante
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:2080-9. 2010
    ..In spite of the great differences between energy intake obtained using the two methods, lower differences were observed when these methods were compared to expenditure...
  48. ncbi Size at birth and height in early adolescence: a prospective birth cohort study
    Cora L P Araujo
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:871-8. 2008
    ..63 cm increase in height at 11 years. The present study shows that birth length is a strong predictor of later height, while the effect of birth weight disappears after adjustment for birth length...
  49. pmc Maternal and child undernutrition: consequences for adult health and human capital
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 371:340-57. 2008
    ..Its prevention will probably bring about important health, educational, and economic benefits. Chronic diseases are especially common in undernourished children who experience rapid weight gain after infancy...
  50. ncbi 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...
  51. ncbi Early determinants of smoking in adolescence: a prospective birth cohort study
    Ana M B Menezes
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 23:347-54. 2007
    ..Although the smoking prevalence was similar in boys and girls, risk factors for smoking were different between the sexes. Social environment appears to be the strongest predictor of tobacco use in adolescence...
  52. ncbi Size at birth and blood pressure in early adolescence: a prospective birth cohort study
    Ana M B Menezes
    Federal University of Pelotas, Domingos de Almeida 1146 25, 96085 470 Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Am J Epidemiol 165:611-6. 2007
    ..The postulated inverse association between birth weight and later blood pressure was not confirmed in this cohort. Instead, a positive effect of birth length was detected...
  53. ncbi Role of passive smoking on COPD risk in non-smokers
    Ana M B Menezes
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, 96020 Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 370:716-7. 2007
  54. ncbi Validity of maternal report on birth weight 11 years after delivery: the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
    Cora L P Araujo
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 23:2421-7. 2007
    ..Use of reported birth weight diluted the magnitude of the association with body mass index at 11 years in comparison with measured birth weight. Reported birth weight should be used with great caution, if at all...
  55. ncbi Smoking in early adolescence: evidence from the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study
    Ana M B Menezes
    Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Adolesc Health 39:669-77. 2006
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of tobacco use, and factors associated with it, in early adolescent (aged 10-12 years) participants of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study...
  56. ncbi Tuberculosis and airflow obstruction: evidence from the PLATINO study in Latin America
    A M B Menezes
    Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Eur Respir J 30:1180-5. 2007
    ..Among females, the unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios were 2.3 and 1.7, respectively. In conclusion, history of tuberculosis is associated with airflow obstruction in Latin American middle-aged and older adults...
  57. ncbi Temporal trends in physical activity: a systematic review
    Alan G Knuth
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 6:548-59. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to systematically review articles on temporal trends of PA and fitness, with emphasis on differences between children/ adolescents and adults...
  58. ncbi [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...
  59. ncbi [Sociocultural factors and physical activity level in early adolescence]
    Helen Goncalves
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 22:246-53. 2007
    ..To describe the level of physical activity in adolescents born in 1993 in the city of Pelotas, Brazil, and to evaluate the effect of sociocultural variables on those levels...
  60. ncbi Leisure-time physical activity: association with activity levels in other domains
    Airton J Rombaldi
    Dept of Sports, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:460-4. 2010
    ..To explore whether participation in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) is associated with participation in occupational, housework, and transport-related physical activity...
  61. ncbi Lessons learned after 10 years of IPAQ use in Brazil and Colombia
    Pedro C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:S259-64. 2010
    ..To describe the lessons learned after 10 years of use of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) in Brazil and Colombia, with special emphasis on recommendations for future research in Latin America using this instrument...
  62. ncbi Description of the countrywide physical activity network coordinated by the Brazilian Ministry of Health: 2005-2008
    Alan G Knuth
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 7:S253-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the present article is to geographically describe this network (2005-2008) and to present structure and process evaluation indicators of interventions funded in 2006 and 2007...
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. ncbi Bipolar depression: the importance of being on remission
    Fernando Kratz Gazalle
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Rev Bras Psiquiatr 28:93-6. 2006
    ....
  65. ncbi Infant mortality in Pelotas, Brazil: a comparison of risk factors in two birth cohorts
    Ana Maria Baptista Menezes
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:439-46. 2005
    ..To compare two population-based birth cohorts to assess trends in infant mortality rates and the distribution of relevant risk factors, and how these changed after an 11-year period...
  66. ncbi Diagnosis of overweight and obesity in adolescents from the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: comparison of two diagnostic criteria
    Maria de Fátima Alves Vieira
    Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS 96030, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 23:2993-9. 2007
    ..However, sensitivity was high for overweight but low for obesity. Our data show that the IOTF classification underestimates the prevalence of obesity in early adolescence...
  67. ncbi Tracking of physical activity from adolescence to adulthood: a population-based study
    Mario Renato Azevedo
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 41:69-75. 2007
    ..To assess the association between regular physical activity in adolescence and leisure-time physical activity in adulthood, with emphasis on gender differences...
  68. pmc Methodological aspects of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study
    Cesar Gomes Victora
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 40:39-46. 2006
    ....
  69. ncbi [Frequency of high-fat and low-fiber diets among adolescents]
    Marilda Borges Neutzling
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 41:336-42. 2007
    ..To describe the frequency and associated factors of high-fat and low-fiber diets among adolescents...
  70. pmc Gender differences in leisure-time physical activity
    Mario Renato Azevedo
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Public Health 52:8-15. 2007
    ..To explore the association between gender and leisure-time physical activity in a population-based sample of adults living in Brazil. To study a variety of variables possibly associated with physical activity levels...
  71. ncbi The burden of fractures in Brazil: a population-based study
    Fernando Vinholes Siqueira
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Bone 37:261-6. 2005
    ..This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of fractures (lifetime and previous year) and its association with socio-demographic variables and medical diagnosis of osteoporosis...
  72. ncbi Tacrolimus and quality of life after kidney transplantation--a multicenter study
    Maristela Bohlke
    School of Medicine, Catholic University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Clin Transplant 20:504-8. 2006
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  73. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to symptoms and spirometry
    Ana Menezes
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    COPD 1:173-9. 2004
    ..The fixed ratio criterion is recommended when population-specific reference curves are not available, while the GOLD definition is recommended to evaluate severity of COPD...
  74. ncbi [Prevalence of physical inactivity in adult women in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil]
    Carmen Rosane Masson
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Sao Leopoldo, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:1685-95. 2005
    ..Local and national policies for counseling and environmental improvements are necessary to reverse the high prevalence of physical inactivity observed in the community...
  75. ncbi Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated factors: the PLATINO Study in São Paulo, Brazil
    Ana Maria Baptista Menezes
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:1565-73. 2005
    ..COPD was positively associated with age and smoking and inversely with body mass index. Utilization of different COPD spirometry criteria resulted in different percentages of COPD, but similar associated factors...
  76. ncbi Impact of bronchodilator use on the prevalence of COPD in population-based samples
    Rogelio Perez-Padilla
    National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Mexico City, Mexico
    COPD 4:113-20. 2007
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  77. ncbi [Depressive symptoms and associated factors in an elderly population in southern Brazil]
    Fernando Kratz Gazalle
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Médicas Psiquiatria, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 38:365-71. 2004
    ..To determine the frequency of some depressive symptoms in the elderly, to build up a score of depressive symptoms and to evaluate the association between depressive symptoms and demographic, socioeconomic and behavioral variables...
  78. ncbi Clinical impact of late diagnose of bipolar disorder
    Fernando Kratz Gazalle
    Psychiatry Research Unit, Post Graduate Psychiatry Program, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Affect Disord 86:313-6. 2005
    ..This study assessed the impact of number of years undiagnosed (NYU) on current morbidity in patients with bipolar disorder...
  79. ncbi Epidemiology of physiotherapy utilization among adults and elderly
    Fernando Vinholes Siqueira
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 39:663-8. 2005
    ..To analyze the prevalence of physiotherapy utilization and to explore the variables associated to its utilization...
  80. ncbi Epidemiology of leisure-time physical activity: a population-based study in southern Brazil
    Juvenal Soares Dias-da-Costa
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 21:275-82. 2005
    ..We found no differences according to skin color or alcohol consumption. In conclusion, the prevalence of PI in this adult population was higher than in populations from developed countries, but the associated variables were similar...
  81. ncbi [Depression in the elderly: are doctors investigating it?]
    Fernando Kratz Gazalle
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Psiquiatria, FAMED UFRGS, Brazil
    Rev Bras Psiquiatr 26:145-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether doctors are investigating depression in the elderly...
  82. ncbi Mismatch between self-reported quality of life and functional assessment in acute mania: a matter of unawareness of illness?
    Fernando Kratz Gazalle
    Post Graduate Psychiatry Program, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    J Affect Disord 103:247-52. 2007
    ..This study aims to investigate the self-reported QoL in manic, depressed, and euthymic BD subjects, as compared to matched healthy controls...
  83. ncbi Reliability and validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)
    Pedro Curi Hallal
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:556. 2004
  84. ncbi Polypharmacy and suicide attempts in bipolar disorder
    Fernando Kratz Gazalle
    Post Graduate Psychiatry Program, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Rev Bras Psiquiatr 29:35-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the association between suicide attempts and the use of multiple drugs in patients with bipolar disorder...
  85. ncbi Manic symptoms and quality of life in bipolar disorder
    Fernando Kratz Gazalle
    Psychiatric Research Unit, Post Graduate Psychiatry Program, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Psychiatry Res 153:33-8. 2007
    ..In a separate analysis at the YMRS items, items 4 (irritability) and 5 (sleep) were associated with lower quality of life...