Rita de Cássia Ribeiro-Silva

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OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence and factors associated with vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in children and adolescents. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study involving 546 schoolchildren, aged between 7 and 14 years, of both genders, enrolled in public elementary schools. Blood was collected for measurement of serum retinol. The retinol concentration(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to describe the prevalence rates of asthma symptoms in Brazil, its Regions and State capitals, according to data from the National Adolescent School-based Health Survey, 2012. Furthermore, it aims to compare the prevalence of asthma in the capitals evaluated by PeNSE 2012 with previous results of the International Study of Asthma(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a lack of data on the association between body self-perception and eating patterns in Brazil. Thus, this study aimed to explore the relationship between body image dissatisfaction and eating patterns by the anthropometric status in adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 1496 adolescents was conducted. The participants completed(More)
AIM to evaluate the effects of a protocol promoting adequate and healthy eating on adolescent health parameters. METHODS this controlled intervention study was conducted for 9 months, with the participation of adolescents enrolled in two schools (intervention/control) located in a poor neighbourhood in the city of Salvador (Bahia), Brazil. For the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between physical intimate partner violence and household food security within households with schoolchildren. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Salvador, Bahia, north-eastern Brazil. SUBJECTS The study was conducted in 1019 households with students. Violence between couples was evaluated using the Portuguese(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between food and nutrition insecurity and asthma in children from Latin America. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING São Francisco do Conde, Bahia, north-eastern Brazil. SUBJECTS The study included 1307 children aged 6-12 years from public elementary schools. Asthma symptoms were collected using a questionnaire(More)
This cross-sectional study was conducted to find out the factors associated with food insecurity (FI) in households of the students aged 6-12 years in public schools of Salvador city, Bahia, Brazil. The study included 1,101 households. Food and nutritional insecurity was measured using the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale (BFIS). Data on socioeconomic and(More)
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