Carla Menêses Hardman

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BACKGROUND Commuting reflects an important opportunity for youth to engage in physical activity. This study aimed to compare modes of commuting to school and to work and to identify sociodemographic factors associated with various modes of transportation. METHODS Epidemiologic study with a repeated cross-sectional design. Participants included high school(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency of consumption of fruits, vegetables and soft drinks among adolescents living in urban and rural areas of Pernambuco State. METHODS A cross-sectional study based on secondary analysis of data from a representative sample of high school students in Pernambuco (n = 4,207, 14 - 19 years) was conducted. Data were collected(More)
International studies have shown that motor coordination was inversely associated with adiposity, and directly associated with other health outcomes. However, there are few national studies addressing this issue and the results are divergent. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between physical activity and body mass index (BMI) with the(More)
a Programa de Pós-graduação em Hebiatria, Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE), Camaragibe, PE, Brasil b Programa de Pós-graduação em Educação Física, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, SC, Brasil c Programa de Pós-graduação em Educação Física, Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE), Recife, PE, Brasil d Departamento de Educação Física,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence and factors associated with the co-occurrence of health risk behaviors in adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed with a sample of high school students from state public schools in Pernambuco, Brazil (n=4,207, 14-19 years old). Data were obtained using a questionnaire. The co-occurrence of health risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the association between physical activity, participation in Physical Education classes, and indicators of social isolation among adolescents. METHODS This was an epidemiological study based on secondary analysis of data from a representative sample of students (14-19 years) from public high schools (n=4,207). Data were collected(More)
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