Maria Ester Pereira da Conceição Machado

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OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence of body image dissatisfaction and associated factors among students in Salvador, Brazil. METHODS A cross-sectional study involving a random sample of 1,494 (852 girls and 642 boys) adolescents between 11 and 17 years of age who were students in the public schools in Salvador, Brazil. Participants completed the Body(More)
AIM A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1,477 middle school students enrolled in the public school network in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity. METHODS The sample was determined using a two-stage cluster sampling technique for selecting schools and classes. A posteriori error was estimated. The students(More)
OBJECTIVE This study identifies the risk factors for extreme weight-control behaviors among adolescents in public school in Salvador, northeastern Brazil. METHODS A case-control study nested to a cross-sectional study, including 252 adolescents of both sexes, age between 11 to 17 years, with 84 cases and 168 age-matched controls was conducted. The(More)
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