Amaury Lélis Dal Fabbro

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AIMS To estimate the prevalence of symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) as a function of age and gender, in a representative urban sample from the Brazilian population. METHODS A total of 1,230 inhabitants (51.5% women) aged 15 to 65 years were interviewed by a validated phone survey. Sample size had been previously calculated. TMD symptoms were(More)
Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is associated with increased risk of morbi-mortality, thus the characterization of the population magnitude of this syndrome is critical for allocating health care. However, prevalence estimates of MetS in the same population could differ depending on the definition used. Therefore, we compared the prevalence of the MetS using(More)
This study describes the cardiac size and function of patients with sickle cell anaemia, in Segipe, Brazil, and its association to the clinical severity, duration of illness and haemoglobin levels. Heart measurements were obtained by echocardiography from 38 children and adolescents and compared to international reference values. Sickle cell patients had(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Japanese-Brazilian subjects. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty-one residents of the Mombuca community were studied. Statistical analysis was based on the X² test, Fisher's Exact test, Student's t test, and ANOVA, at a 5% significance level. RESULTS The average age(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of Body Adiposity Index (BAI) as a predictor of body fat in Xavante Indians and to investigate which anthropometric measures of adiposity best correlate with body fat in this population. METHODS We evaluated 974 individuals (476 male), aged 42.3 ± 19.5 years. Percentage of body fat(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most prevalent inherited monogenic pathology in South America. Although children with SCD have normal birthweight, weight deficit is often seen from early childhood. On the other hand, paradoxically, normal final height associated with delayed puberty has been reported from Brazil and Jamaica. This cross-sectional study(More)
The city of Ribeirão Preto suffered a dengue 1 epidemic that began in November 1990 and ended in March 1991. A serologic survey designed to detect IgG antibodies to the four dengue serotypes and other flaviviruses was carried out in Ribeirão Preto during September and October of 1992. Dengue 1 antibodies were detected in 5.4% of the survey participants.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze data on contraceptive use in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, collected by the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) conducted in 1996. METHODS The study data were compared to 1986 DHS and 1996 data on the Brazilian population. Contraceptive use among married or cohabiting women was evaluated focusing on age, number of children,(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in the Japanese-Brazilian community of Mombuca in relation to risk factors (FR) for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study with 131 individuals of Japanese ancestry (69% first generation), aged 20 years or(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and describe demographic, anthropometric and medical characteristics, in a genetically distinct population: the Brazilian Xavante Indians. DESIGN Population-based survey carried out among 948 Xavante from Mato Grosso, Brazil. Fasting and 2-hour after 75 g glucose capillary glycemia(More)