F C Barros

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Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint The quality of care of very low birth weight babies in Brazil
    Fernando C Barros
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 83:5-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Increased blood pressure in adolescents who were small for gestational age at birth: a cohort study in Brazil
    F C Barros
    Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development CLAP PAHO WHO, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Int J Epidemiol 28:676-81. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends of preterm birth subtypes and neonatal outcomes
    Fernando C Barros
    Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1035-41. 2006
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint The epidemiological transition in maternal and child health in a Brazilian city, 1982-93: a comparison of two population-based cohorts
    F C Barros
    PAHO WHO Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:4-11. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and infant health in Southern Brazil. A birth cohort study
    F C Barros
    PAHO WHO Latin American Centre for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1001-8. 2001
  8. pmc Rates and implications of caesarean sections in Latin America: ecological study
    J M Belizan
    Latin American Centre for Perinatology, Pan American Health Organisation, World Health Organisation, Hospital de Clínicas s n, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
    BMJ 319:1397-400. 1999
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications35

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint The quality of care of very low birth weight babies in Brazil
    Fernando C Barros
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 83:5-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Increased blood pressure in adolescents who were small for gestational age at birth: a cohort study in Brazil
    F C Barros
    Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development CLAP PAHO WHO, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Int J Epidemiol 28:676-81. 1999
    ..This paper studies the relationship between birthweight for gestational age and blood pressure in adolescents aged 14-15 years in southern Brazil...
  4. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends of preterm birth subtypes and neonatal outcomes
    Fernando C Barros
    Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1035-41. 2006
    ..To describe temporal trends of preterm birth subtypes, neonatal morbidity, and hospital neonatal mortality...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint The epidemiological transition in maternal and child health in a Brazilian city, 1982-93: a comparison of two population-based cohorts
    F C Barros
    PAHO WHO Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:4-11. 2001
    ..It appears that improvements in perinatal and infant mortality rates are largely due to improvements in the health care sector...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and infant health in Southern Brazil. A birth cohort study
    F C Barros
    PAHO WHO Latin American Centre for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1001-8. 2001
    ..Ethnic inequalities may vary according to country, and studies from developing countries are needed to evaluate possible differentials and their magnitude, and identify social and health interventions...
  8. pmc Rates and implications of caesarean sections in Latin America: ecological study
    J M Belizan
    Latin American Centre for Perinatology, Pan American Health Organisation, World Health Organisation, Hospital de Clínicas s n, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
    BMJ 319:1397-400. 1999
    ..To estimate the incidences of caesarean sections in Latin American countries and correlate these with socioeconomic, demographic, and healthcare variables...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
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  17. 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...
  18. 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)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Social and biological early life influences on severity of dental caries in children aged 6 years
    Marco Aurelio Peres
    Department of Public Health, Federal University of Santa Catarina, 88010 970 Florianópolis, Brazil
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 33:53-63. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between social and biological conditions experienced in very early life and dental caries in children aged 6 years...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Multicentric networks and quality of neonatal attention]
    Fernando C Barros
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 80:254-6. 2004
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Invaluable information on health inequities
    Fernando C Barros
    Lancet 371:19-20. 2008
  27. doi request reprint Does malocclusion influence the adolescent's satisfaction with appearance? A cross-sectional study nested in a Brazilian birth cohort
    Karen Glazer Peres
    Department of Public Health, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 36:137-43. 2008
    ..To test whether malocclusion had an impact on adolescents' appearance satisfaction regardless of other physical aspects...
  28. 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...
  29. 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
    ..quot; 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial determinants of behaviour problems in Brazilian preschool children
    Luciana Anselmi
    Institute of Psychology, UFRGS, and Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, UFPel, Brazil
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:779-88. 2004
    ..This investigation aimed at examining, through an epidemiological study, the social demographic, family and individual determinants of behaviour problems in preschool children...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does reducing infant mortality depend on preventing low birthweight? An analysis of temporal trends in the Americas
    Michael S Kramer
    Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:445-51. 2005
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