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The effect of ambient temperature on cardiovascular mortality in 27 Brazilian cities.
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence on the relationship between temperature and cardiovascular mortality in middle and low-income countries, particularly in Latin America. In this study, weExpand
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Television viewing and abdominal obesity in women according to smoking status: results from a large cross-sectional population-based study in Brazil.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between television viewing and abdominal obesity (AO) in Brazilian women, according to smoking status. METHODS Data of 13,262 adult women (18-49 years)Expand
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[Use of causal diagrams in Epidemiology: application to a situation with confounding].
Epidemiological research still rarely uses causal diagrams, despite growing recognition of their explanatory potential. One possible reason is that many research programs involve themes in whichExpand
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Utilização de diagramas causais em epidemiologia: um exemplo de aplicação em situação de confusão
Apesar do crescente reconhecimento de seu potencial, os diagramas causais ainda sao pouco utilizados na investigacao epidemiologica. Uma das possiveis razoes e que muitos programas de investigacaoExpand
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Temperature and cardiovascular mortality in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: effect modification by individual-level and neighbourhood-level factors.
BACKGROUND Many factors related to susceptibility or vulnerability to temperature effects on mortality have been proposed in the literature. However, there is limited evidence of effect modificationExpand