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INTRODUCTION Our aims in this study were to determine the prevalence of malocclusion stemming from vertical or transversal occlusal alterations in subjects with Down syndrome (DS) and the associations with individual, socioeconomic, and behavioral factors. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out with 112 pairs of mothers and their children with DS(More)
OBJECTIVE From a perspective of comprehensive care, the purpose of the study was to evaluate factors associated to dental care provided to Down syndrome children and adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out including 112 pairs of mothers/Down syndrome children aged between 3 and 18 years who attended a public hospital genetics clinic(More)
Fatores associados à morbi-mortalidade perinatal em uma amostra de maternidades públicas e privadas do Município do Rio de Janeiro, 1999-2001 Factors associated with perinatal morbidity and mortality in a sample of public and private maternity centers in the City of Rio de Janeiro, 1999-2001 Abstract This study compares socio-demographic factors, mothers'(More)
BACKGROUND In Brazil, despite the growing use of SF-36 in different research environments, most of the psychometric evaluation of the translated questionnaire was from studies with samples of patients. The purpose of this paper is to examine if the Brazilian version of SF-36 satisfies scaling assumptions, reliability and validity required for valid(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this research was to investigate whether a training intervention to enhance collaboration between mental health and primary care professionals improved the detection and management of mental health problems in primary health care in four large cities in Brazil. The training intervention was a multifaceted program over 96 h focused on(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between racial discrimination and three health outcomes: self-rated health (SRH), physical morbidity and depression, in the Brazilian population. DESIGN Cross-sectional study based on data obtained from a representative national survey carried out in 2008: The Research for Social Dimension of Inequalities. (More)
Self-rated health is an important indicator used to measure health perception. This study aimed to investigate the association between self-rated health and social and demographic factors, health behavior, and morbidity. This was a cross-sectional study based on data from a national health survey. The sample consisted of 12,324 individuals from Brazil's(More)
Malaria is a serious public health problem in over 90 countries worldwide. In Brazil the disease is prevalent in the Amazon and the control rationale is based on early diagnosis and treatment. Quality pharmaceutical services are considered a key element for control. A proposal for evaluating pharmaceutical services for malaria is presented here. A(More)
There is often a negative association between the volume of medical procedures and hospital mortality rates. The objective of this study is to determine whether this association is observed in Brazilian hospitals performing coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) that were financed by the Ministry of Health. CABG surgeries performed from 1996 to 1998 were(More)
OBJECTIVE Common mental disorders are present in more than 50% of patients attending primary care clinics. The main objectives of this study were to detect whether there is any special group of patients within the Family Health Strategy that should be considered to be in greater risk for common mental disorders and to recommend alternative interventions to(More)