Elizabete de Jesus Pinto

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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 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)
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 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: 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)
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 data were collected, and a 24-hour food recall was performed. The study also gathered(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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relative importance of body mass index (BMI) and abdominal obesity in the prevalence of wheezing in Brazilian children. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a cross-sectional study of male and female students, 6-12 years old, from the public elementary schools of São Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Northeast Brazil. Reports of wheezing in(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)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the factors associated to the physical inactivity among teenagers in Salvador, BA. METHODOLOGY A cross-sectional study was made with 803 teenagers from 10 to 14 years old, enrolled in public high schools in Salvador, BA. Information concerning physical activity levels (dependent variable), sedentary behavior, demographic,(More)