Estimate of physical sequelae in victims of road traffic accidents hospitalized in the Public Health System
Conclusion: The hospitalizations associated with physical sequelae were responsible for about one-fourth of the hospitalizations in the Hospital Information System in the studied period. Most events involved men, young adults, residents in Southeast Brazil, and pedestrians. Hospitalization rates for traffic accidents associated with physical sequelae were stable in Brazil and regions, but a significant increase was observed for confirmed sequelae among men in the North and Central-West regions. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Air pollutants associated with insufficient birth weight
Conclusion: The survey results indicate that maternal exposure to air pollution in the 1st and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy for residents of São José dos Campos create considerable potential to cause insufficient weight. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Association between prenatal and parturition in the supplementary health network and elective cesarean section
RESUMO: Objetivo: Identificar fatores sociodemográficos, características e intercorrências gestacionais associadas à realização de cesárea eletiva. Métodos: Estudo transversal. De um total de 1.295 nascimentos ocorridos no primeiro semestre de 2012 no município de Botucatu, São Paulo, avaliados em um amplo estudo epidemiológico sobre morbimortalidade materna e infantil, o presente artigo compara mulheres que tiveram partos normais (n = 405) com as 214 submetidas à cesárea eletiva, definida como agendada, sem referência no prontu...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - May 10, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Maternal and congenital syphilis, underreported and difficult to control
Conclusion: Persisting vertical transmission, there are signs that the quality of prenatal and neonatal care should be restructured. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Fetal programming and metabolic abnormalities: design of a case-control study
Conclusion: The present study has the potential to provide important information about multiple outcomes and exposures related to restricted intrauterine growth and metabolic abnormalities. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Hypertension prevalence and associated factors in men and women living in cities of the Legal Amazon
Conclusion: In men, hypertension was independently associated with age, nutritional status, and place of birth, whereas in women, the variables associated with hypertension were age, nutritional status, and type of alcoholic beverage. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Access to medication in the Public Health System and equity: populational health surveys in São Paulo, Brazil
Conclusions: The findings indicate an expansion of Brazilian Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde ) users, with the inclusion of people of higher socioeconomic position in the public sector. As the SUS gives more support to people of lower socioeconomic position in terms of medication provision, the SUS tends to equity. Nevertheless, universal coverage for medication and equity in access to medication in the public sector are still challenges for the Brazilian public health system.RESUMO: Introdução: Desde 2003, o acesso da população a medicamentos tem aumentado no Brasil ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - May 10, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The intake of fish and the mercury concentration of fishing families at the city of Imperatriz (MA), Brazil
Conclusion: Fishing families have low mercury exposure levels in the same order of magnitude, probably because of the food consumption of fish, including piscivorous species, which were found to be below the safe upper limit for human consumption established by Brazilian standards. This serves as a reference for other studies. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Clinical breast examination and mammography: inequalities in Southern and Northeast Brazilian regions
Conclusion: Important inequalities were seen between the Southern and Northeast regions for CBE and MMG. Health public policies should prioritize the most vulnerable groups to reduce these inequalities. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Risk and protective factors for chronic diseases by telephone survey in capitals of Brazil, Vigitel 2014
Conclusion: The results from Vigitel 2014 indicate that risk factors are, in general, more frequent among men, older adults and less educated individuals, characterizing the socioeconomic and cultural dimensions in determining chronic diseases. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Validation study of the Tanaka and Kawasaki equations to estimate the daily sodium excretion by a spot urine sample
RESUMO: Objetivo: Validar as fórmulas de Tanaka e Kawasaki para cálculo do consumo de sal pela relação sódio/creatinina na urina casual. Métodos: Foram estudados 272 adultos (20 - 69 anos, 52,6% de mulheres) com coleta urinária de 24 h e duas coletas casuais no mesmo dia (em jejum - casual 1 - e fora do jejum - casual 2). Antropometria, pressão arterial e coleta de sangue foram obtidos no mesmo dia. A concordância entre o consumo de sal estimado pela urina de 24 h e pela urina casual foi feita por Pearson (r) e Bland & Altman. Resultados: O consumo mé...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption and driving in Brazilian capitals and Federal District according to two national health surveys
Conclusion: The study estimated the prevalence of the habit of driving after alcohol consumption among drivers and in the general population. There was consistency between the results from two nationwide surveys. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Prevalence of asthma medical diagnosis among Brazilian adults: National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusions: Although it seems there is asthma diagnosis stability in the country when compared with other researches, we still need public policies for improving the disease management. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Sources for obtaining drugs for hypertension in Brazil: results from the National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusions: The results allowed the identification of a trajectory of patients in obtaining drugs for the treatment of hypertension, aiming at explaining how the drugs are obtained and the impact of public policies in this sector in the country. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Prevalence of self-reported chronic kidney disease in Brazil: National Health Survey of 2013
Conclusion: These results reveal various aspects of CKD in Brazil. The distribution of CKD was unequal, burdening especially individuals with poor education, demanding greater investments in health programs for the confrontation of CKD. Thus, these data allow the planning of public policies aimed at the prevention of this disease and health promotion. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of self-reported depression in Brazil: 2013 National Health Survey results
Conclusion: The analysis shows the importance of understanding the access to the diagnosis of depression in Brazil. It is necessary to improve access to quality health services throughout the country to include the underprivileged population. Reducing disparities in access to health services is crucial to ensuring that social rights are universal and equal. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Regional differences and correlates of leisure time physical activity in Brazil: results from the Brazilian National Health Survey-2013
Conclusion: Despite the slight variations in the prevalence of physical activity during the leisure time among the regions, when population subgroups are considered, important differences were observed. These results suggest the need for promotion initiatives on physical activity with different approaches in each of the five regions of Brazil. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Estimated number of people diagnosed with cancer in Brazil: data from the National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusion: The findings of this study are important for the planning of health services and access, as they show differences mainly regional. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Recommendations and practice of healthy behaviors among patients with diagnosis and diabetes in Brazil: National Health Survey (PNS), 2013
Conclusion: Results evidenced that people with diagnosis of hypertension and diabetes give priority to not use (stop) harmful health behaviors than to adopt practices that will bring benefits to their health. It is necessary to promote not only the adverse effects of harmful habits, but also the benefits of healthy behaviors to aging well. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Prevalence of angina pectoris in the Brazilian population from the Rose questionnaire: analysis of the National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusion: The high prevalence rate of angina pectoris in the population aged 18 years and above was consistent with studies in other countries, revealing the importance of coronary heart disease as a public health problem. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Health care in adults with self-reported hypertension in Brazil according to the National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusion: It is important to know the coverage and access to health services for the care of patients with hypertension, in order to improve care quality and reduce identified inequalities. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Ideal cardiovascular health prevalence in the Brazilian population - National Health Survey (2013)
RESUMO: A prevenção primordial é definida como a prevenção inicial de fatores de risco, por meio da adoção de comportamentos mais saudáveis. Dentro desse conceito, a American Heart Association (AHA) definiu sete métricas, baseadas em evidências, para se alcançar uma saúde cardiovascular (SCV) ideal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a prevalência de SCV na população brasileira, segundo sexo, faixa etária e região de moradia, utilizando os dados da última Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde (PNS), de...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases and association with self-rated health: National Health Survey, 2013
Resumo: Objetivo: Analisar o perfil de dez doenças crônicas não transmissíveis investigadas na Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde realizada no Brasil em 2013 e sua associação com a autoavaliação da saúde. Métodos: Estudo transversal de base populacional e abrangência nacional com 60.202 indivíduos com 18 anos ou mais. Foi utilizado processo amostral por conglomerado com três estágios de seleção: setor censitário, domicílio e indivíduo. Calculou-se a prevalência das doenças crôn...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Lifestyles in Brazilian capitals according to the National Health Survey and the Surveillance System for Protective and Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases by Telephone Survey (Vigitel), 2013
Conclusion: In the majority of indicators, the results were similar, especially when the questions and response options were equal. Surveys are useful for the monitoring of risk and protective factors of noncommunicable diseases and can support health promotion programs. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Frequency of the use of hookah among adults and its distribution according to sociodemographic characteristics, urban or rural area and federative units: National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusions: The relevance of the findings is because this is the first nationally representative study that evaluated the frequency of use of hookah in adults in the country. The results point to the need to implement surveillance regarding its use, as has occurred in relation to tobacco. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - March 19, 2016 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Smoking Trends among Brazilian population - National Household Survey, 2008 and the National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusion: There was an average reduction of about 19% in tobacco consumption in Brazil and the Brazilian states in both sexes, all ages, and race color. Tobacco consumption in the country is one of the lowest in the world and has declined significantly, which can be attributed to the control policies, regulation, and prevention. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Determinants of self-rated health and the influence of healthy behaviors: results from the National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusion: Although the adoption of healthy lifestyles in Brazil is still insufficient, the association of healthy practices with self-perception of health found in this study is an indication that the Brazilian population is beginning to relate healthy behaviors to their well-being and better health evaluation. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Health care among adults with self-reported diabetes mellitus in Brazil, National Health Survey, 2013
Discussion: The care reported by patients with diabetes, which is essential to maintain their quality of life and prevent serious outcomes, seemed, in most cases, to be adequate. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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Surveillance and monitoring of major chronic diseases in Brazil - National Health Survey, 2013
Conclusion: The improvement of health services is essential for an effective response to the double burden of illness in the middle- and low-income countries. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
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National Health Survey and Public Health in Brazil
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Strategies to prevent HIV transmission to serodiscordant couples
Conclusions:When used in combination, antiretrovirals and sexual practices with condoms offer greater efficacy than any single strategy. The combined use of new and old strategies allows us to build a prevention policy for all.RESUMOIntrodução:O emprego de antirretrovirais reduz a transmissão sexual do HIV, ampliando possibilidades de prevenção da sua transmissão em casais sorodiscordantes.Objetivo:Revisar a utilização de antirretrovirais combinados com outras estratégias na prevenção entre casais sorodiscordantes e analisar seu emprego no Brasil....
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Different preventions methods lead to different choices? Questions on HIV/AIDS prevention for men who have sex with men and other vulnerable populations
ABSTRACTOn the basis of an ethnographic narrative on sexual interactions observed in urban parks in large Brazilian cities, the article discusses the adoption of new strategies and methods for AIDS prevention in vulnerable populations, especially in men who have sex with men (MSM). By following some guiding questions, the text debates when, why, with whom, and in which context the new prevention methods should be adopted. It emphasizes, in agreement to the initial narrative, the importance of taking into account the prevention strategies created by the population itself to manage HIV risk infection. It also addresses how p...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The invisibility of heterosexuality in HIV/AIDS prevention for men
ABSTRACTHeterosexual men have been a forgotten group for HIV/AIDS interventions and research. Our goal was to identify the different elements that interfere in the prevention of HIV/AIDS among heterosexual men, covering both traditional methods of prevention (especially safe sex practices and testing) and new strategies for prevention (pre- and post-sexual exposure prophylaxis, prevention treatment, and circumcision) in this population. This exploratory article consists of a nonsystematic review of the literature. We discuss the invisibility of heterosexual men in policies, in programs, and in health services. The several ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Prevention of the heterosexual HIV infection among women: Is it possible to think about strategies without considering their reproductive demands?
This article aims to discuss the prevention of the heterosexual HIV infection among women, considering and relationship between this practice and their reproductive demands, based on a critical analysis of the recent literature on the issue. It is assumed the relative exhaustion in the discourse about male condom use in all sexual relations, and the need to recognize that for many women in childbearing age, HIV prevention cannot be dissociated of the contraception practices, although the symbolic and technologically distinction between them. Furthermore, not always the contexts in which the sex occurs allows preventive pra...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Critical remarks on strategies aiming to reduce drug related harm: substance misuse and HIV/AIDS in a world in turmoil
This article briefly summarizes some of such recent, ongoing, changes, which have been deeply affecting both concepts and practices to the point of asking for a deep reformulation of most of the initiatives implemented so far. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Technologies for HIV prevention and care: challenges for health services
This article aims to consider some relevant challenges to the provision of "new prevention technologies" in health services in a scenario where the "advances" in the global response to AIDS control are visible. We take as material for analysis the information currently available on the HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), treatment as prevention (TASP) and over the counter. The methodology consisted of the survey and analysis of the Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS: MEDLINE, LILACS, WHOLIS, PAHO, SciELO) articles that addressed the issue of HIV prevention and c...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Sex, human rights and AIDS: an analysis of new technologies for HIV prevention in the Brazilian context
ABSTRACTWorldwide, HIV prevention is challenged to change because clinical trials show the protective effect of technologies such as circumcision, preexposure prophylaxis, and the suppression of viral load through antiretroviral treatment. In the face of demands for their implementation on population levels, the fear of stimulating risk compensation processes and of increasing riskier sexual practices has retarded their integration into prevention programs. In this article, following a narrative review of the literature on risk compensation using the PubMed database, we offer a critical reflection on the theme using a cons...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Revisiting the use of condoms in Brazil
Discussion:new prevention technologies must not lose sight of the critical importance of condoms, and efforts to reintroduce them should focus on the role of pleasure in addition to their potential to minimize the risk of HIV.RESUMOIntrodução: No âmbito da atual política de prevenção do HIV/AIDS é necessário reconhecer a importância do preservativo masculino e discutir seus limites. Esse artigo objetivou investigar o uso do preservativo masculino no Brasil e elaborar reflexões críticas sobre o papel do mesmo no novo contexto da prevençã...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The effect of prevention methods on reducing sexual risk for HIV and their potential impact on a large-scale: a literature review
ABSTRACTA spectrum of diverse prevention methods that offer high protection against HIV has posed the following challenge: how can national AIDS policies with high coverage for prevention and treatment make the best use of new methods so as to reverse the current high, and even rising, incidence rates among specific social groups? We conducted a narrative review of the literature to examine the prevention methods and the structural interventions that can have a higher impact on incidence rates in the context of socially and geographically concentrated epidemics. Evidence on the protective effect of the methods against sexu...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

What is the benefit of the biomedical and behavioral interventions in preventing HIV transmission?
Conclusion:The estimate of the NNT can be a helpful parameter in the comparison between the effectiveness of different behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention strategies. Studies evaluating the benefit and safety of combined behavioral and biomedical interventions are needed, especially considering the attributable fraction of each component. Integration of behavioral and biomedical interventions is required to achieve complete suppression of the virus, and thus reducing viral replication, infectivity and the number of cases.RESUMOIntrodução:Evidências científicas sustentam a integraç&ati...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The Peer and Non-peer: the potential of risk management for HIV prevention in contexts of prostitution
ABSTRACTSex workers have been the protagonists and focus of HIV prevention campaigns and research since the late 1980s in Brazil. Through a review of national and international literature, combined with a history of sex workers' involvement in the construction of the Brazilian response, this article explores the overlaps and disconnects between research and practice in contexts of prostitution over the past three decades. We review the scientific literature on the epidemiology of HIV among sex workers and prevention methodologies. We conclude that although research focus and designs often reinforce the idea that sex worker...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Global targets, local epidemics: the ultimate challenge for AIDS in Brazil?
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

New HIV prevention methods: recognizing boundaries between individual autonomy and public policies
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - November 10, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in health surveys: a reflexion on its limits and possibilities
The main objective of this study was to identify the oral health status of the child population in a northeastern Brazilian municipality as a strategy to carry out subsequent longitudinal studies to investigate the main determinants of oral diseases in the specific age groups of teenagers and young adults. Epidemiological investigations and interviews were conducted in households by research teams. In the first study, a DMFT (decayed, missing, and filled teeth) score of 1.66 was found for 9-year-olds; although only 23% children aged between 5 and 6 years were caries-free, 32.7% had gingival bleeding and 9.5% were diagnosed...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - August 4, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Contribution of cohort studies in the analysis of oral health in children and adolescents in Sobral, Ceará
The main objective of this study was to identify the oral health status of the child population in a northeastern Brazilian municipality as a strategy to carry out subsequent longitudinal studies to investigate the main determinants of oral diseases in the specific age groups of teenagers and young adults. Epidemiological investigations and interviews were conducted in households by research teams. In the first study, a DMFT (decayed, missing, and filled teeth) score of 1.66 was found for 9-year-olds; although only 23% children aged between 5 and 6 years were caries-free, 32.7% had gingival bleeding and 9.5% were diagnosed...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - August 4, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Factors associated with musculoskeletal pain among teachers: sociodemographics aspects, general health and well-being at work
CONCLUSION: It is necessary to deepen the knowledge about musculoskeletal pain among teachers, exploring the biological, ergonomic, occupational and psychosocial mechanisms of teaching, as well as invest in practices that improve the relationship of coexistence between workers and activities that enhance the comfort and reduce referred pain. INTRODUÇÃO: A dor musculoesquelética se apresenta como uma das queixas mais frequentes entre professores, comprometendo sua saúde e qualidade de vida. OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de dor musculoesquelética em professores, avaliando a sua ocor...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - August 4, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Health risks due to pre-harvesting sugarcane burning in São Paulo State, Brazil
After 2003, a new period of expansion of the sugarcane culture began in Brazil. Pre-harvesting burning of sugarcane straw is an agricultural practice that, despite the nuisance for the population and pollution generated, still persisted in over 70% of the municipalities of São Paulo State in 2010. In order to study the distribution of this risk factor, an ecological epidemiological study was conducted associating the rates of deaths and hospital admissions for respiratory diseases, for each municipality in the State, with the exposure to the pre-harvesting burning of sugarcane straw. A Bayesian multivariate regressi...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - August 4, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of hearing problems and associated factors in an agricultural company in southern Brazil
CONCLUSION: There was an intermediate prevalence of hearing problems in relation to other studies. It was possible to observe the need to implement strategies aiming at the prevention of hearing problems that primarily contemplate modifiable aspects, such as the use of personal protective equipment, as well as improvements in the conditions, organization and work environment. OBJETIVO: Descrever a prevalência e analisar os fatores associados a problemas auditivos em uma empresa agropecuária. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo de corte transversal, os participantes do estudo foram os trabalhadores de uma e...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - August 4, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Health information systems and pesticide poisoning at Pernambuco
CONCLUSION: The strengthening of these systems is necessary for the generation of consistent information that support health policies for the population groups involved. INTRODUÇÃO: Conhecer o perfil epidemiológico de um determinado agravo é fundamental para realizar ações de saúde. Para tanto, os sistemas de informação que apresentam dados de qualidade auxiliam a tomada de decisão e evidenciam os impactos dos problemas. OBJETIVO: Analisar a contribuição dos Sistemas de Informação em Saúde na caracterizaçã...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - August 4, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Readiness for behavioral change and variation in food consumption among adolescents from a school-based community trial in Duque de Caxias, RJ
CONCLUSION: The proposed strategy may be used to identify population groups with motivation for changes in dietary behavior. OBJETIVO: Verificar a influência do estágio de prontidão para mudança de comportamento na variação do consumo alimentar de adolescentes participantes de ensaio comunitário de base escolar em Duque de Caxias (RJ). MÉTODOS: Trata-se de análise secundária de um ensaio comunitário randomizado para prevenção do ganho excessivo de peso conduzido durante 1 ano letivo com alunos do 5º ano de 20 escolas públi...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - August 4, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research