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PURPOSE To measure the prevalence of physical inactivity, and variables associated with it, in an adult southern Brazilian population. METHODS Population-based cross-sectional study covering a multiple-stage sample of 3182 subjects aged 20 yr or more. Physical activity was assessed through the short version of the International Physical Activity(More)
AIM To assess the effect of breastfeeding duration on school achievement in a Brazilian cohort. METHODS In a population-based birth cohort, we analysed the highest grade achieved in school of over 2,000 male 18-y-olds relative to breastfeeding information collected in early life. Analyses were adjusted for birthweight, family income, maternal and paternal(More)
Given the growing recognition of the importance of the life course approach for the determination of chronic diseases, birth cohort studies are becoming increasingly important. This paper describes the methods used in the 1982 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study, one of the largest and longest studies of this type in developing countries. All 5,914 hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between duration of breast feeding and measures of adiposity in adolescence. DESIGN Population based birth cohort study. SETTING Pelotas, a city of 320 000 inhabitants in a relatively developed area in southern Brazil. PARTICIPANTS All newborn infants in the city's hospitals were enrolled in 1982; 78.8% (2250) of(More)
This paper describes the main methodological aspects of a cohort study, with emphasis on its recent phases, which may be relevant to investigators planning to carry out similar studies. In 1993, a population based study was launched in Pelotas, Southern Brazil. All 5,249 newborns delivered in the city's hospitals were enrolled, and sub-samples were visited(More)
The evidence for an association between poor nutrition in early life and subsequent obesity is inconclusive. In the present study, we investigated the associations between stunting, wasting and underweight at 2 and 4 years of age, and body composition in adolescence in male subjects studied since birth. The 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study included all(More)
In Latin America, indigenous populations have high rates of non-completion of TB treatment and case fatality and have been defined as a priority group for investments. To evaluate TB control, a retrospective cohort study was performed to identify factors predictive of non-completion of treatment and mortality in an indigenous and non-indigenous population(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of biological and social background on height of adolescent girls at age 19 y in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil. In 2001, a sample of the urban census tracts was visited and adolescent girls who were part of the Pelotas 1982 Birth Cohort Study were located. Standardized questionnaires were(More)
OBJECTIVE To use a case-control study to analyze risk factors associated with teenage childbearing among adolescents who were in a birth cohort study that began in 1982 in the city of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. METHODS Adolescent mothers in Pelotas who gave birth between January 1995 and March 2001 and who had been born in 1982 were identified(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate patterns of dental services use in a medium-sized city in southern Brazil. A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in a sample of 4,226 individuals aged 10 years and older. Poisson regression analysis was used to identify associated factors; 50.9% (95%CI: 49.3-52.4) of the sample had consulted a dentist(More)