Cesar G Victora

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Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint How changes in coverage affect equity in maternal and child health interventions in 35 Countdown to 2015 countries: an analysis of national surveys
    Cesar G Victora
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 380:1149-56. 2012
  3. pmc Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic differentials of C-reactive protein levels: a systematic review of population-based studies
    Aydin Nazmi
    Federal University of Pelotas, Department of Social Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, 96020, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 7:212. 2007
  4. pmc Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (4 of 7): delivery of interventions
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas 96001 970, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:S4. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Maternal and child health in Brazil: progress and challenges
    Cesar G Victora
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 377:1863-76. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Health conditions and health-policy innovations in Brazil: the way forward
    Cesar G Victora
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 377:2042-53. 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications89

  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint How changes in coverage affect equity in maternal and child health interventions in 35 Countdown to 2015 countries: an analysis of national surveys
    Cesar G Victora
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 380:1149-56. 2012
    ..We aimed to assess how the magnitude of socioeconomic inequalities in health changes in relation to different rates of national progress in coverage of interventions for the health of mothers and children...
  3. pmc Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic differentials of C-reactive protein levels: a systematic review of population-based studies
    Aydin Nazmi
    Federal University of Pelotas, Department of Social Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, 96020, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 7:212. 2007
    ..A systematic review was undertaken to critically assess CRP levels according to socioeconomic and racial/ethnic factors...
  4. pmc Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (4 of 7): delivery of interventions
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas 96001 970, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:S4. 2010
    ..The efficacious interventions identified in the previous article of this report will fail unless they are delivered at high and equitable coverage. This article discusses critical delivery constraints and strategies...
  5. doi request reprint Maternal and child health in Brazil: progress and challenges
    Cesar G Victora
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 377:1863-76. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, substantial challenges remain, including overmedicalisation of childbirth (nearly 50% of babies are delivered by caesarean section), maternal deaths caused by illegal abortions, and a high frequency of preterm deliveries...
  6. doi request reprint Health conditions and health-policy innovations in Brazil: the way forward
    Cesar G Victora
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 377:2042-53. 2011
    ..The challenge is ultimately political, and we conclude with a call for action that requires continuous engagement by Brazilian society as a whole in securing the right to health for all Brazilian people...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. pmc [Nutritional evaluation follow-up of the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Denise P Gigante
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:60-9. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence of over/underweight and its association with demographic and socioeconomic factors...
  13. pmc Infancy and childhood growth and physical activity in adolescence: prospective birth cohort study from Brazil
    Pedro C Hallal
    Federal University of Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, 96020 220, Pelotas, Brazil
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:82. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of prenatal, infancy and childhood weight and length/height gains on objectively-measured physical activity (PA) in adolescence...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. pmc [Determinants of early sexual initiation in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Helen Goncalves
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:34-41. 2008
    ..To analyze social determinants of early sexual initiation among young adults from a birth cohort...
  17. pmc [Factors associated to leisure-time sedentary lifestyle in adults of 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Mario R Azevedo
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:70-7. 2008
    ..To assess factors associated to leisure-time physical activity and sedentary lifestyle...
  18. pmc [Maternity and paternity in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Denise P Gigante
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:42-50. 2008
    ..To describe the prevalence of maternity and paternity among subjects and its association with perinatal, socioeconomic and demographic variables...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Countdown to 2015: a retrospective review of survey data from 54 countries
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 379:1225-33. 2012
    ..We assessed how inequalities in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions vary by intervention and country...
  22. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adulthood
    Bernardo Lessa Horta
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodora 1160 3 andar, 96090 790 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Atherosclerosis 219:815-20. 2011
    ....
  23. pmc [Monitoring mortality in Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2006, Southern Brazil]
    Bernardo L Horta
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:108-14. 2008
    ..To assess mortality in a birth cohort followed between 1982 and 2006 and its associated factors...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. pmc [Early determinants of random blood glucose among adults of the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Bernardo L Horta
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:93-100. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effects of socioeconomic variables, birth weight, duration of breastfeeding and income changes on random blood glucose levels among young adults...
  29. pmc [Early determinants of blood pressure among adults of the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Bernardo L Horta
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:86-92. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effects of exposure occurring during pregnancy or the first years of life on blood pressure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Maternal-child health in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: major conclusions from comparisons of the 1982, 1993, and 2004 birth cohorts
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S461-7. 2008
    ..The existence of three population-based birth cohorts using comparable methodology allowed for the study of important secular trends in maternal and child health...
  31. 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...
  32. pmc Adolescent blood pressure, body mass index and skin folds: sorting out the effects of early weight and length gains
    Ana M B Menezes
    Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, 96020 220, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:149-54. 2012
    ..This paper attempts to separate the effects of early life weight and length/height gains on blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), sum of skin folds and subscapular/triceps skin fold ratio at 14-15 years of age...
  33. ncbi request reprint Undernutrition in early life and body composition of adolescent males from a birth cohort study
    Denise P Gigante
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Br J Nutr 97:949-54. 2007
    ..Fat:lean mass ratio was associated only with weight-for-height Z score. Our results suggest that undernutrition is not a risk factor for overweight and obesity in our population and may partially protect against fatness in adolescence...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. pmc [Prevalence and early determinants of common mental disorders in the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil]
    Luciana Anselmi
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:26-33. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders and assess its association with risk factors in a cohort of young adults...
  38. 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...
  39. 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
    ....
  40. pmc Violent delinquency in a Brazilian birth cohort: the roles of breast feeding, early poverty and demographic factors
    Beatriz Caicedo
    Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS 96020 220, Brazil
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:12-23. 2010
    ..Neither crude nor adjusted analyses showed any association between breast feeding and conviction for violent delinquency. Violent delinquency apparently depends more on social factors than on individual factors such as breast feeding...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. pmc Intergenerational effect of weight gain in childhood on offspring birthweight
    Bernardo L Horta
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 38:724-32. 2009
    ..However, weight gain in childhood has clear short-term benefits, and the literature on the pro and cons of weight gain in childhood is limited...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. pmc Weight gain in childhood and blood lipids in adolescence
    Bernardo L Horta
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Acta Paediatr 98:1024-8. 2009
    ..To assess the effect of weight gain in childhood on blood lipid levels in adolescence...
  48. pmc [Pattern of health services utilization by adults of the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Juvenal S Dias-da-Costa
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:51-9. 2008
    ..To describe the pattern of health services utilization by young adults...
  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 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Weight gain in childhood and body composition at 18 years of age in Brazilian males
    Cesar G Victora
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970 Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Acta Paediatr 96:296-300. 2007
    ..To assess the association between weight gain at different time periods during childhood and measures of adiposity in late adolescence...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint 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...
  64. pmc Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between physical activity and blood pressure in adolescence: birth cohort study
    Pedro C Hallal
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
    J Phys Act Health 8:468-74. 2011
    ..To explore cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between self-reported and accelerometry-based physical activity (PA) and blood pressure (BP) between 11 and 14 years of age...
  65. 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)...
  66. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Childhood poverty and abdominal obesity in adulthood: a systematic review
    David Gonzalez
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 25:S427-40. 2009
    ..In all the studies, childhood poverty was associated with higher levels of abdominal obesity in women. In men, the associations were weaker, and no clear pattern emerged...
  68. ncbi request reprint [The effects of season at time of birth on asthma and pneumonia in childhood and adulthood in a birth cohort in southern Brazil]
    David Alejandro González
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:1089-102. 2008
    ..Hospitalizations in poor children were more frequent, but the effects of seasonality on pneumonia were more evident among the wealthiest...
  69. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic and environmental factors influence energy utilization in Brazilian breast-fed infants
    Hinke Haisma
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Departamento de Medicina Social, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Nutr 136:2945-51. 2006
    ....
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. pmc Life-course socio-economic factors, skin colour and abdominal obesity in adulthood in a Brazilian birth cohort
    David A Gonzalez
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, CEP 96020 220, Brazil
    Public Health Nutr 12:2225-35. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of skin colour and life-course socio-economic indicators on waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC) and waist:hip ratio (WHR) in young adults...
  73. ncbi request reprint 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...
  74. 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy increases BMI in adolescents of a population-based birth cohort
    Denise P Gigante
    Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    J Nutr 135:74-80. 2005
    ..Given the growing epidemic of obesity in low- and middle-income countries, particularly among women, efforts to reduce teenage pregnancy may also contribute to preventing overweight...
  76. 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...
  77. pmc Anthropometry and body composition of 18 year old men according to duration of breast feeding: birth cohort study from Brazil
    Cesar G Victora
    Post Graduate Programme in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 970, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
    BMJ 327:901. 2003
    ..To assess the association between duration of breast feeding and measures of adiposity in adolescence...
  78. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequities in the health and nutrition of children in low/middle income countries
    Fernando C Barros
    Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 44:1-16. 2010
    ..To describe the effects of social inequities on the health and nutrition of children in low and middle income countries...
  79. ncbi request reprint [A nationwide wealth score based on the 2000 Brazilian demographic census]
    Aluisio J D Barros
    Centro de Pesquisas Epidemiologicas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 39:523-9. 2005
    ..To propose an asset based indicator of wealth for Brazil using variables present in the demographic census...
  80. ncbi request reprint Implementation of the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study in Brazil
    Cora L Araujo
    Departamento de Nutricao, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
    Food Nutr Bull 25:S53-9. 2004
    ....
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint Developmental status at age 12 months according to birth weight and family income: a comparison of two Brazilian birth cohorts
    Ricardo Halpern
    Departamento de Pediatria e Puericultura, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S444-50. 2008
    ..Despite this reduction, the prevalence of developmental delay is still high, reinforcing the need for early diagnosis and intervention...
  83. doi request reprint Life course weight gain and C-reactive protein levels in young adults: findings from a Brazilian birth cohort
    Aydin Nazmi
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:192-9. 2009
    ..Public health efforts need to tackle chronic under-nutrition in infancy, together with rapid weight gain in later childhood and adolescence, especially in countries undergoing the nutritional transition...
  84. pmc [Education and work in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil]
    Fernando C Barros
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Catolica de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brasil
    Rev Saude Publica 42:16-25. 2008
    ..To analyze the influence of biological and socioeconomic factors throughout life on entry into the university and insertion in the work force of young adults from the 1982 birth cohort...
  85. 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...
  86. pmc Lifecourse socioeconomic trajectories and C-reactive protein levels in young adults: findings from a Brazilian birth cohort
    Aydin Nazmi
    Food Science and Nutrition, California Polytechnic State University, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
    Soc Sci Med 70:1229-36. 2010
    ....
  87. 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...
  88. ncbi request reprint Lactation counseling increases breast-feeding duration but not breast milk intake as measured by isotopic methods
    Elaine Albernaz
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Departamento de Medicina Social, Fragata, RS, Brazil
    J Nutr 133:205-10. 2003
    ..The deuterium dilution technique proved to be a practical means of assessing breast milk intake. Lactation counseling reduced early weaning, but breast milk intake at 4 mo was not affected...
  89. ncbi request reprint Applying an equity lens to child health and mortality: more of the same is not enough
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 362:233-41. 2003
    ..Equity must be a priority in the design of child survival interventions and delivery strategies, and mechanisms to ensure accountability at national and international levels must be developed...