Elizabete de Jesus Pinto

Learn More
This study aimed to assess pre-hypertension and hypertension-related factors in 1,125 seven- to-14-year-old subjects enrolled in the public school system in Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil. Exposure variables, namely body mass index, waist circumference, gender, age, physical activity, environmental and housing status, family income, diet, schooling, and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify the prevalence of hypertriglyceridemic waist (HTW) phenotype, and to evaluate its association with metabolic abnormalities in adolescents of low socioeconomic status. METHOD This was a cross-sectional study with a random sample of 1,076 adolescents between 11 and 17 years, of both genders, from public schools. The(More)
AIM A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1,477 middle school students enrolled in the public school network in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity. METHODS The sample was determined using a two-stage cluster sampling technique for selecting schools and classes. A posteriori error was estimated. The students(More)
Factors associated with anemia in children and adolescents in public schools Abstract This study aimed to assess factors associated with anemia in schoolchildren. All subjects (N = 1,013; age 7-14 yrs.) were students enrolled in the public school system in Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil. Blood tests were done to determine hemoglobin levels, anthropometric(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between physical inactivity and overweight in an adolescent 10-14 year-old population of students in Salvador (Bahia, Brazil). METHODS Cross-sectional study assessing adolescents enrolled in state and municipal schools of the city of Salvador (Bahia, Brazil). Subjects' anthropometric status, level of physical activity,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study identifies the risk factors for extreme weight-control behaviors among adolescents in public school in Salvador, northeastern Brazil. METHODS A case-control study nested to a cross-sectional study, including 252 adolescents of both sexes, age between 11 to 17 years, with 84 cases and 168 age-matched controls was conducted. The(More)
This study aimed to identify the median duration of breastfeeding and associated factors in a cohort of 531 infants in two municipalities in the Recôncavo region, Bahia State, Brazil. Breastfeeding duration was estimated by survival analysis and its associations by the Cox multivariate model. Median duration of exclusive breastfeeding, mixed breastfeeding(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify the seroprevalence of celiac disease in adolescents from public schools in the city of Salvador, Bahia. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study with probabilistic sample of 1,213 adolescents, aged 11 to 17 years old, of both genders. The body mass index was used to determine the participants' nutritional status(More)
Funding Agencies: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (Fapesb) [processo n° 1431040053551] e Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) [pro-cesso n° 402462/2005-0]. Abstract Objective: To assess the association between physical inactivity and overweight in an adolescent 10-14 year-old population of students in(More)
This cross-sectional study was conducted to find out the factors associated with food insecurity (FI) in households of the students aged 6-12 years in public schools of Salvador city, Bahia, Brazil. The study included 1,101 households. Food and nutritional insecurity was measured using the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale (BFIS). Data on socioeconomic and(More)