Regina Cruz

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This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of tobacco use and to describe the demographic profile of female smokers in Paraná State, Brazil. The study used a cross-sectional population-based design with cluster sampling (n = 2,153) of women 18 years or older in seven cities. Prevalence of smoking was 13.4%, ranging from 10% in Cascavel to 19% in Irati.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the association between the pictorial graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and their impact on intention to quit smoking among women. METHODS Population-based cross-sectional study among 265 women daily smokers in the State of Paraná in 2010. The sample size was calculated using cluster sampling. Participants were asked whether(More)
This paper presents some improvements on an existing set of linguistic rules that is capable of performing the syllabification of Brazilian Portuguese words. An algorithm was also implemented and based on this set, which improvements previously mentioned include new rules that depend on the stressed vowel to achieve the standard syllabification of some(More)
The present paper reports the results of a perceptual experiment that was conducted in order to find out to what extent naïve, untrained labelers can benefit from prosodic information present in spontaneous narratives so as to derive an underlying structure associated with them. Results from inter-rater agreements suggest that even when the lexical,(More)
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