Sheila M.A. Matos

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BACKGROUND Sanitation affects health, especially that of young children. Residents of Salvador, in Northeast Brazil, have had a high prevalence of intestinal parasites. A citywide sanitation intervention started in 1996 aimed to raise the level of sewer coverage from 26% to 80% of households. OBJECTIVES We evaluated the impact of this intervention on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between overweight and the occurrence of asthma and atopy in a cohort of children of 4-12 years of age living in the city of Salvador in 2005. DESIGN Cross-sectional study nested in a cohort. SETTING The metropolitan region of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. SUBJECTS The study included 1129 children of 4-12 years age who(More)
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