Maria Cecília Goi Porto Alves

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BACKGROUND To estimate the prevalence of and identify factors associated with physical activity in leisure, transportation, occupational, and household settings. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study aimed at investigating living and health conditions among the population of São Paulo, Brazil. Data on 1318 adults aged 18 to 65 years were used. To(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of global and leisure-time physical activity and associated factors in the elderly. This was a population-based cross-sectional study covering a multiple-stage sample of 1,950 subjects 60 years or older living in areas of São Paulo State, Brazil. Prevalence of global physical activity (assessed through(More)
Fetus-in-fetu (FIF) is a rare congenital condition in which a vertebrate fetus is incorporated within its twin. The authors report the case of a newborn boy with prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis of intraabdominal mass, provoking compression of the left kidney. Plain abdominal radiography, ultrasonography, and computer tomography showed a cystic mass(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between health-related behaviors and quality of life among the elderly. METHODS A population-based cross-sectional study was carried out including 1,958 elderly living in four areas in the state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil, 2001/2002. Quality of life was assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study SF-36-Item Short(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence of overall and leisure time physical inactivity and associated factors and types of exercises or sports modalities according to schooling in 2,050 adults from 18 to 59 years of age - state of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS Population-based cross-sectional study with a stratified sample of clusters performed in multiple(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of prostate cancer screening among men aged 50 years or older based on socioeconomic, demographic, and health-related behavioral variables and the presence of morbidity. A population-based cross-sectional study was performed. The following factors were associated with failure to undergo screening: age(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the association between sleep duration and health status among the elderly. A population-based study was carried out with 1,418 elderly individuals using data from the health survey of Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil (ISA-Camp 2008). Linear regression models were used to determine associations between the physical(More)
This study assessed the effect of delayed (1 minute after delivery) clamping of the umbilical cord on hemoglobin and ferritin levels in infants at three months of age. Mothers and their infants born through vaginal delivery, at term, and without congenital anomalies (325 pairs) were recruited at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2006 (164 in the delayed(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the total dog and cat population with owners in order to enable better planning of the control actions against diseases involving these animals. METHODS The study was carried out in the non-metropolitan regions of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, from May to December 2002. Forty-one municipalities and 100 census tracts were surveyed.(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate health self-assessment and to estimate the prevalence of chronic diseases and recent illnesses in people with and without physical disabilities (PD) in the state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study comprising two population-based health surveys conducted in 2002 and 2003. METHODS A total of(More)