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Irina Kovalskys
Favaloro University
PediatricsChildhood obesityOverweightObesityMedicine
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Introduction: socio-economic differences lead to food and nutritional inequalities. Diet is a modifiable risk factor by public health activities, on the way to the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases. Objective: to estimate food inequalities in Argentina based on the socioeconomic level of the population, analyzing the consumption of different food groups. Methods: Argentine data from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health. Sample: 1,266 individuals stratified by gender, so...
#1Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 7
#2Irina KovalskysH-Index: 7
Last. Claudia AlbericoH-Index: 1
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Abstract Background Active travel such as walking or cycling has been associated with more favorable health outcomes. However, evidence on patterns of transportation in Latin America is scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to quantify and characterise socio-demographic patterns of public, private and active travel in Latin American countries. Methods Data from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health, a population-based, cross-sectional survey conducted in eight Latin American co...
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#1Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 7
#2Irina KovalskysH-Index: 7
Last. Ioná Zalcman Zimberg (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Worldwide studies of physical activity and sedentary time have historically under-represented low- and middle-income countries due to the lack of surveillance data. The purpose of this paper is to describe the methods and procedures used for the assessment of physical activity and sedentary time in the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (Estudio Latinoamericano de Nutricion y Salud; ELANS). ELANS is a multicenter, cross-sectional and surveillance study of a nationally represen...
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#1Irina KovalskysH-Index: 7
#2Attilio RigottiH-Index: 38
Last. Regina Mara FisbergH-Index: 32
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Background The Latin American (LA) region is still facing an ongoing epidemiological transition and shows a complex public health scenario regarding non-communicable diseases (NCDs). A healthy diet and consumption of specific food groups may decrease the risk of NCDs, however there is a lack of dietary intake data in LA countries.
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#1Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 7
#2Irina KovalskysH-Index: 7
Last. Dirceu Solé (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 36
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Background Low levels of physical activity (PA) and prolonged sitting time (ST) increase the risk of non-communicable diseases and mortality, and can be influenced by socio-demographic characteristics. The aim of this study was to use self-report data to characterise socio-demographic patterns of PA and ST in eight Latin American countries.
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#1Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 7
#2Irina KovalskysH-Index: 7
Last. Dirceu Solé (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 36
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ABSTRACTPhysical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviours (SB) are two independent risk factors for non-communicable diseases. However, there is a lack of objectively measured information on PA and S...
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#1Ágatha Nogueira Previdelli (Universidade São Judas Tadeu)H-Index: 8
#2Georgina Gómez (UCR: University of Costa Rica)H-Index: 3
Last. Ana Gabriela Murillo (UCR: University of Costa Rica)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Underreporting and overreporting of energy intake (EI) have been recognized as potential sources of bias. Dietary data mainly rely on proxy respondents, but little is known about the determinants of misreporting of EI among Latin American (LA) populations. This study was conducted using data from the multicenter Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health that consisted of information about sociodemographics, physical activity, and dietary intake from 9218 individuals aged 15 to 65 yea...
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