Gicele Costa Mintem

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of breastfeeding support on breastfeeding rates in the city of Pelotas (RS), Brazil. METHODS The prevalence rates of exclusive breastfeeding and of overall breastfeeding were compared in four cohorts of children, born in 1982, 1993, 1997-1998 and 2004. The children selected for this study fulfilled the inclusion(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence and factors associated with body dissatisfaction. SUBJECTS/METHODS Birth cohort study investigating 4100 subjects (2187 men and 1913 women) aged between 22 and 23 years who answered questionnaires, including the body satisfaction Stunkard Scale were included in the study; they were weighed and measured.(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to identify the effect of the change in body mass index (BMI) from childhood to adulthood on body image satisfaction at 23 years of age in members of the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort in Pelotas, RS, Brazil. METHODS The study used data from the 1986 and 2004-5 follow-up studies. Body shape satisfaction was evaluated using(More)
OBJECTIVE To propose a short version of the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale. METHODS Two samples were used to test the results obtained in the analyses in two distinct scenarios. One of the studies was composed of 230 low income families from Pelotas, RS, Southern Brazil, and the other was composed of 15,575 women, whose data were obtained from the 2006(More)
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