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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Study Of Cardiovascular Risk In Adolescents--erica: Rationale, Design And Sample Characteristics Of A National Survey Examining Cardiovascular Risk Factor Profile In Brazilian Adolescents.
Author: Bloch, Katia Vergetti
Szklo, Moyses
Kuschnir, Maria Cristina C
Abreu, Gabriela de Azevedo
Barufaldi, Laura Augusta
Klein, Carlos Henrique
de Vasconcelos, Maurício T L
da Veiga, Glória Valéria
Figueiredo, Valeska C
Dias, Adriano
Moraes, Ana Julia Pantoja
Souza, Ana Luiza Lima
de Oliveira, Ana Mayra Andrade
Schaan, Beatriz D'Argord
Tavares, Bruno Mendes
de Oliveira, Cecília Lacroix
Cunha, Cristiane de Freitas
Giannini, Denise Tavares
Belfort, Dilson Rodrigues
Ribas, Dulce Lopes Barboza
Santos, Eduardo Lima
de Leon, Elisa Brosina
Fujimori, Elizabeth
Oliveira, Elizabete Regina Araújo
Magliano, Erika da Silva
Vasconcelos, Francisco de Assis Guedes
Azevedo, George Dantas
Brunken, Gisela Soares
Dias, Glauber Monteiro
Filho, Heleno R Correa
Monteiro, Maria Inês
Guimarães, Isabel Cristina Britto
Faria Neto, José Rocha
Oliveira, Juliana Souza
de Carvalho, Kenia Mara B
Gonçalves, Luis Gonzaga de Oliveira
Santos, Marize M
Muniz, Pascoal Torres
Jardim, Paulo César B Veiga
Ferreira, Pedro Antônio Muniz
Montenegro, Renan Magalhães
Gurgel, Ricardo Queiroz
Vianna, Rodrigo Pinheiro
Vasconcelos, Sandra Mary
da Matta, Sandro Silva
Martins, Stella Maris Seixas
Goldberg, Tamara Beres Lederer
da Silva, Thiago Luiz Nogueira
Abstract: The Study of Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents (Portuguese acronym, ERICA) is a multicenter, school-based country-wide cross-sectional study funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, which aims at estimating the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, including those included in the definition of the metabolic syndrome, in a random sample of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years in Brazilian cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Approximately 85,000 students were assessed in public and private schools. Brazil is a continental country with a heterogeneous population of 190 million living in its five main geographic regions (North, Northeast, Midwest, South and Southeast). ERICA is a pioneering study that will assess the prevalence rates of cardiovascular risk factors in Brazilian adolescents using a sample with national and regional representativeness. This paper describes the rationale, design and procedures of ERICA. Participants answered a self-administered questionnaire using an electronic device, in order to obtain information on demographic and lifestyle characteristics, including physical activity, smoking, alcohol intake, sleeping hours, common mental disorders and reproductive and oral health. Dietary intake was assessed using a 24-hour dietary recall. Anthropometric measures (weight, height and waist circumference) and blood pressure were also be measured. Blood was collected from a subsample of approximately 44,000 adolescents for measurements of fasting glucose, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, glycated hemoglobin and fasting insulin. The study findings will be instrumental to the development of public policies aiming at the prevention of obesity, atherosclerotic diseases and diabetes in an adolescent population.
Subject: Adolescent
Blood Glucose
Blood Pressure
Body Weights And Measures
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cross-sectional Studies
Diabetes Mellitus
Health Behavior
Life Style
Metabolic Syndrome X
Research Design
Residence Characteristics
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Population
Citation: Bmc Public Health. v. 15, p. 94, 2015.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1442-x
Date Issue: 2015
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