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Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil): objectives and design.
Although low- and middle-income countries still bear the burden of major infectious diseases, chronic noncommunicable diseases are becoming increasingly common due to rapid demographic,Expand
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Epidemiology in Latin America and the Caribbean: current situation and challenges
Background This article analyses the epidemiological research developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It integrates the series commissioned by the International EpidemiologicalExpand
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Type 2 diabetes: prevalence and associated factors in a Brazilian community--the Bambuí health and aging study.
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Diabetes is an increasing cause of death in developing countries. Our objective was to describe the prevalence and clinical factors associated with diabetes and impaired fastingExpand
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Voice disorders (dysphonia) in public school female teachers working in Belo Horizonte: prevalence and associated factors.
The objective of this study is to establish the prevalence of dysphonia and associated factors in public school female teachers working in Belo Horizonte. This cross-sectional study was conducted onExpand
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Hypertension and clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in a community in Southeast Brazil--The Bambuí Health and Ageing Study.
OBJECTIVE A population-based prospective study was analysed to: a) determine the prevalence of hypertension; b) investigate the clustering of other cardiovascular risk factors and c) verify whetherExpand
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Obesity and underweight among Brazilian elderly: the Bambuí Health and Aging Study.
The coexistence of obesity (body mass index, BMI > or = 30kg/m ) and underweight (BMI <= 20kg/m ) and related factors were investigated among all residents aged 60+ years in Bambu , Minas GeraisExpand
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Leishmaniose tegumentar na Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte: aspectos clínicos, laboratoriais, terapêuticos e evolutivos (1989-1995) Cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Metropolitan Region of Belo
This study investigated clinical, laboratorial, therapeutic and prognostic aspects of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Belo Horizonte in 358 patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and 25 withExpand
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Cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes mortality burden of cardiometabolic risk factors from 1980 to 2010: a comparative risk assessment.
BACKGROUND High blood pressure, blood glucose, serum cholesterol, and BMI are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and some of these factors also increase the risk of chronic kidney disease andExpand
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