Iná dos Santos

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This study evaluated the validity and reliability of the visual assessment of tooth color using a commercial shade guide. Ninety-two individuals were randomly selected from subjects enrolled in a randomized controlled trial comparing two formulations of carbamide peroxide. Initially, each individual had the color of his or her six maxillary anterior teeth(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed anthropometric status, breastfeeding duration, morbidity, and mortality outcomes during the first four years of life according to gestational age, in three population-based birth cohorts in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil. METHODS Total breastfeeding duration, neonatal mortality, infant morbidity and mortality, and(More)
BACKGROUND Sunlight exposure is responsible for a large number of dermatological diseases. OBJECTIVE We estimated the prevalence of sunlight exposure and its associated factors in adults from southern Brazil in a cross-sectional, population-based study. METHODS We investigated a representative sample of individuals aged ≥ 20 years (n=3,136). Sunlight(More)
OBJECTIVE The characterization of diabetic patients seen at a primary health care clinic. METHODS The case notes of 3,024 families were searched by means of a cross-sectional study for patients 30 to 75 years of age with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus who had had a medical consultation during the previous five years. These patients were interviewed at(More)
A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1999 to investigate the association between stressful psychosocial events and psychological distress. A Faces Scale was used to measure the outcome. Death and illness in the family, divorce, robbery, injury, migration, and loss of employment in the previous year were investigated through interviews with 3,942(More)
In order to identify educational interventions promoting male condom use during intercourse among HIV+ persons, we conducted a systematic review of publications. Lilacs/Bireme, Medline and Popline data sets and CDC and UNAIDS sites were searched without time limit. Uniterms used were: women; men; interventions; HIV; Aids; HIV positive; risk behaviors;(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the dietary quality of preschool children in the urban area of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. METHODS Dietary quality was measured according to the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), adapted to Brazil. Food consumption was obtained using the Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ). The index score was obtained by a score, ranging(More)
BACKGROUND Intellectual disability (ID), characterized by impairments in intellectual function and adaptive behavior, affects 1-3% of the population. Many studies investigated its etiology, but few are cohort studies in middle-income countries. AIMS To estimate prevalence, etiology, and factors related to ID among children prospectively followed since(More)
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