F C Barros
Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization
- 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...
- The quality of care of very low birth weight babies in BrazilFernando C Barros
J Pediatr (Rio J) 83:5-6. 2007
- Increased blood pressure in adolescents who were small for gestational age at birth: a cohort study in BrazilF 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...
- Temporal trends of preterm birth subtypes and neonatal outcomesFernando 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...
- The challenge of reducing neonatal mortality in middle-income countries: findings from three Brazilian birth cohorts in 1982, 1993, and 2004Fernando 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...
- The epidemiological transition in maternal and child health in a Brazilian city, 1982-93: a comparison of two population-based cohortsF 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...
- Ethnicity and infant health in Southern Brazil. A birth cohort studyF 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...
- Rates and implications of caesarean sections in Latin America: ecological studyJ 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...
- Cohort profile: the 1982 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort studyCesar G Victora
Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
Int J Epidemiol 35:237-42. 2006
- Breastfeeding duration and blood pressure among Brazilian adolescentsBernardo 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...
- Breastfeeding and school achievement in Brazilian adolescentsCesar 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...
- Beware: unnecessary caesarean sections may be hazardousCesar G Victora
Universidade Federal de Pelotas, 96001 970 Pelotas, Brazil
Lancet 367:1796-7. 2006
- [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...
- Size at birth and blood pressure in early adolescence: a prospective birth cohort studyAna 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...
- Widening ethnic disparities in infant mortality in southern Brazil: comparison of 3 birth cohortsAlicia 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...
- Global child survival initiatives and their relevance to the Latin American and Caribbean RegionCesar G Victora
Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:197-205. 2005....
- Associated factors and consequences of late preterm births: results from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohortIna 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...
- Respiratory function in adolescence in relation to low birth weight, preterm delivery, and intrauterine growth restrictionRosângela 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)...
- Social and biological early life influences on severity of dental caries in children aged 6 yearsMarco 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...
- Risk factors for childbearing during adolescence in a population-based birth cohort in southern BrazilDenise 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...
- [Multicentric networks and quality of neonatal attention]Fernando C Barros
J Pediatr (Rio J) 80:254-6. 2004
- 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 methodsDominique 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...
- The Pelotas birth cohort study, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1982-2001Cesar 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...
- Do risk factors for childhood infections and malnutrition protect against asthma? A study of Brazilian male adolescentsRosângela 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...
- Validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in a sample of mothers from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort StudyIna 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...
- Invaluable information on health inequitiesFernando C Barros
Lancet 371:19-20. 2008
- Does malocclusion influence the adolescent's satisfaction with appearance? A cross-sectional study nested in a Brazilian birth cohortKaren 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...
- Risk factors for wheezing in early adolescence: a prospective birth cohort study in BrazilAna 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...
- High prevalence of asthma in preschool children in Southern Brazil: a population-based studyMoema 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...
- [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...
- [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...
- Breast feeding and blood lipid concentrations in male Brazilian adolescentsCesar 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...
- Psychosocial determinants of behaviour problems in Brazilian preschool childrenLuciana 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...
- Maternal caffeine consumption and fetal death: a case-control study in UruguayAlicia 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...
- Does reducing infant mortality depend on preventing low birthweight? An analysis of temporal trends in the AmericasMichael 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....