Marcelo Fernandes Capilheira

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BACKGROUND Excessive crying in early infancy has been associated with behavioural problems among preschool children from high income countries but studies in low income and middle income countries are scarce. METHODS The 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort is a population-based study planned to enrol all live births occurring in Pelotas that year and comprises 4231(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify individual characteristics associated with a higher likelihood of consulting a physician and excess physician appointments. METHODS We carried out a population-based study including 3,100 adults (> 20 years) living in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil between October and December 2003, using a multi-stage cluster sampling(More)
A cross-sectional study was performed to assess knowledge and performance on the prevention of risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCD) in adults, among primary care physicians in the urban health system in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The study included observation of 422 consultations by 61 physicians. 58.8% of the patient(More)
The scope of this study was to verify the prevalence and associated factors of self-reported health status as regular/bad. A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted in Pelotas. The sample size comprised 820 adolescents, 2715 adults and 385 elderly. Self-reported health status was investigated via the question: "How do you rate your health?"(More)
2767 Risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases and the CARMEN Initiative: a population-based study in the South of Brazil Fatores de risco para doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis e a Iniciativa CARMEN: estudo de base populacional no sul do Brasil Abstract The CARMEN Initiative is a strategy of the Pan American Health Organization and the World(More)
Profound changes in the Brazilian health system have occurred in the past few decades. Data from two cross-sectional population-based studies carried out in 1992 (n = 1,657) and 2007 (n = 2,706), among individuals from 20-69 years, were compared aiming to describe changes in Pelotas, Brazil. Prevalence of consultations in the past twelve and three months(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify type of service, frequency, and individual patient determinants associated with diagnostic test ordering in medical appointments. METHODS A population-based study included 3,100 adults aged 20 years or older, living in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil. Sampling was carried out in multiple stages. Information were collected by(More)
The CARMEN Initiative is a strategy of the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization that proposes population-based interventions to reduce risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCD) by approaching them simultaneously. The present study aims to provide a baseline for further interventions by the CARMEN Initiative(More)
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