Alicia Matijasevich

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  1. 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
  2. pmc Maternal education inequalities in height growth rates in early childhood: 2004 Pelotas birth cohort study
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RuaMarechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, Brazil
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:236-49. 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. 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...
  2. pmc Maternal education inequalities in height growth rates in early childhood: 2004 Pelotas birth cohort study
    Alicia Matijasevich
    Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, RuaMarechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, Brazil
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:236-49. 2012
    ..2 standard deviations of birth length to approximately 0.7 standard deviations of height at age 4, indicating that height inequality, which was already present at birth, widened through differential growth rates to age 2 years...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
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  7. 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
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  8. 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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  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
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  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. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  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 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Nutritional status of first to fourth-grade students of urban schools in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil]
    Maria de Fátima Alves Vieira
    Faculdade de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:1667-74. 2008
    ..In conclusion, primary students' nutritional status depends not only on demographic and socioeconomic factors, but also on type of school...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of dental visits for routine check-ups and for the resolution of problems among preschool children
    Maria Beatriz Junqueira Camargo
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 46:87-97. 2012
    ..To estimate the prevalence of dental visits among preschool children and determine the factors associated with using dental services...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking in successive pregnancies and recurrence of low birthweight: the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort study, Brazil
    Iândora Krolow Timm Sclowitz
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 29:123-30. 2013
    ..5 times greater probability of low birthweight recurrence in 2004 (PR = 2.5; 95%CI: 1.32-4.80). Smoking persistence is an important factor for the recurrence of low birthweight in successive pregnancies...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of intestinal habits in children younger than 4 years: detecting constipation
    Denise M Mota
    Department of Mother and Child Health, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 55:451-6. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to describe the prevalence of childhood constipation, stool characteristics, and their relationship with toilet training and age of introduction of cow's milk...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Maternal caffeine consumption and infant nighttime waking: prospective cohort study
    Ina S Santos
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Pediatrics 129:860-8. 2012
    ..In infancy, nighttime waking is a common event. With this study, we aimed to investigate if maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy and lactation leads to frequent nocturnal awakening among infants at 3 months of age...
  35. ncbi request reprint Avoidable deaths until 48 [corrected] months of age among children from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort
    Luis Ramon Marques da Rocha Gorgot
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua General Osório 1227, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 45:334-42. 2011
    ..To describe avoidable deaths of children from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. pmc Life course association of maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring's height: data from the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort
    Jeovany Martínez-Mesa
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    J Adolesc Health 51:S53-7. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effect of (1) maternal smoking during pregnancy; and (2) partner smoking on offspring's height in infancy, childhood, and adolescence...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of sphincter control in a cohort of Brazilian children
    Denise M Mota
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 86:429-34. 2010
    ..To analyze sphincter control acquisition in a birth cohort...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint Milk thickeners do not influence anthropometric indices in childhood
    Ina S Santos
    Post Graduation Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    Food Nutr Bull 27:245-51. 2006
    ..Pediatric obesity is an important risk factor for chronic diseases in adulthood. Some infant feeding practices may contribute to childhood obesity...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Size at birth and mental health problems at 11 years of age in a Brazilian birth cohort]
    Erika Alejandra Giraldo Gallo
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 27:1622-32. 2011
    ..The results suggest that early factors that are reflected as size measurements at birth can cause mental health problems later in life...
  51. ncbi request reprint Validity of 5-year-old children's oral hygiene pattern referred by mothers
    Andreia Morales Cascaes
    Centro de Pesquisas Epidemiologicas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 45:668-75. 2011
    ..To determine the validity of oral hygiene questions for children, as commonly used in epidemiological studies, and assess their validity by family income and mother's education...
  52. 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...
  53. doi request reprint Leisure time physical activity during pregnancy and preterm birth in Brazil
    Marlos R Domingues
    Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 103:9-15. 2008
    ..To investigate the relationship between leisure time physical activity (LTPA) during pregnancy and preterm birth...
  54. ncbi request reprint [Preterm births in Brazil from 1994 to 2005 according to the Information System on Live Births (SINASC)]
    Mariângela F Silveira
    Departamento Materno Infantil, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:1267-75. 2009
    ..Due to the importance of SINASC for monitoring, further efforts are needed to improve the system's accuracy...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. pmc Use of medicines with unknown fetal risk among parturient women from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort (Brazil)
    Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro, 1160, 3 Piso, 96020 220 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Pregnancy 2012:257597. 2012
    ..To estimate the exposure to medicines with unknown fetal risk during pregnancy and to analyze the maternal characteristics associated with it...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of grade retention and associated factors among adolescents from the 1993 Pelotas, Brazil, birth cohort]
    Maria de Fátima A Vieira
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Nutrição e Alimentos, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 31:303-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate the occurrence of grade retention until 11 years of age and the factors associated with retention...
  59. ncbi request reprint Scaling up maternal nutrition programs to improve birth outcomes: a review of implementation issues
    Cesar G Victora
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Food Nutr Bull 33:S6-26. 2012
    ..Maternal nutrition interventions are efficacious in improving birth outcomes. It is important to demonstrate that if delivered in field conditions they produce improvements in health and nutrition...
  60. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring trajectories of height and adiposity: comparing maternal and paternal associations
    Laura D Howe
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 41:722-32. 2012
    ..Causality for obesity is not established. Causality is well-supported for birth length, but evidence on persistence of height deficits is inconsistent...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Sensitivity and specificity of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) among adults from the general population]
    Ina S Santos
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 29:1533-43. 2013
    ..3% (92.8-97.2). The PHQ-9 proved appropriate for screening major depressive episodes. For greater sensitivity, the continuously scored PHQ-9 proved more adequate than the algorithm for screening major depressive episodes in the community...
  62. ncbi request reprint Accumulated behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Southern Brazil
    Ludmila Correa Muniz
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 46:534-42. 2012
    ..To estimate the prevalence of, and identify factors associated with, accumulated risky behavior relating to cardiovascular diseases among adults...
  63. pmc Seasonality of infant feeding practices in three Brazilian birth cohorts
    David A González-Chica
    Post Graduate Program in Nutrition, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 41:743-52. 2012
    ..We assessed the influence of season of birth on duration of breastfeeding and other feeding patterns in three population-based birth cohort studies in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil...
  64. doi request reprint Epidemiology of co-sleeping and nighttime waking at 12 months in a birth cohort
    Ina S Santos
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas UFPel, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 84:114-22. 2008
    ..To investigate the prevalence and factors associated with co-sleeping and nighttime waking among the children of the Pelotas 2004 cohort at 12 months of age...
  65. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond and its influence on child growth and development: a systematic review
    Carlos Delgado
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 29:243-56. 2013
    ..It is concluded that evidence on the medium-term effects of breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond is scarce and contradictory. Hence, further research is needed regarding this practice...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint Mate drinking during pregnancy and risk of preterm and small for gestational age birth
    Ina S Santos
    Department of Social Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Nutr 135:1120-3. 2005
    ..In conclusion, prevalence of daily mate drinking was high among pregnant women and, contrary to the hypothesis, no harmful effect on intrauterine growth or duration of pregnancy was detected...
  68. ncbi request reprint [Aspirin use in cardiovascular disease prevention: a population-based study]
    Carolina Avila Vianna
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 28:1122-32. 2012
    ..For secondary prevention, aspirin use was more frequent among older and higher-income individuals and former smokers. Prevalence of aspirin use was well below recommended levels for prevention of cardiovascular diseases...
  69. pmc Comparing validity of Edinburgh scale and SRQ20 in screening for post-partum depression
    Ina S Santos
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 3:18. 2007
    ..8401 +/- 0.02 for EPDS and 0.8402 +/- 0.02 for SRQ20; p = 0.9). In conclusion SRQ20 showed to be as valid as EPDS as a screening tool for PPD at third month after delivery...
  70. ncbi request reprint The challenge of reducing neonatal mortality in middle-income countries: findings from three Brazilian birth cohorts in 1982, 1993, and 2004
    Fernando C Barros
    PAHO WHO Latin American Centre for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lancet 365:847-54. 2005
    ..The evolution of antenatal and perinatal care indicators in the Brazilian city of Pelotas from 1982 to 2004 provides a useful case study of potential challenges...