Estado nutricional de adolescentes: A visita de 11 anos da coorte de nascimentos de Pelotas, rio grande do sul, Brasil, 1993

Translated title of the contribution: Nutritional status of adolescents: The 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study

Cora Luiza Araújo, Samuel C. Dumith, Ana M B Menezes, Pedro C. Hallal, Maria de Fátima A Vieira, Samanta W. Madruga, Cesar G. Victora

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Abstract

We evaluate the influence of demographic, socioeconomic, and maternal variables on the nutritional status of adolescents aged 11 years. We conducted a prospective cohort study including 4,452 adolescents born in Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in 1993, accounting for 87.5% of the original cohort. Nutritional status was evaluated based on World Health Organization criteria. Subjects were classified according to nutritional status into thin, normal, overweight and obese. Independent variables analyzed included skin color, socioeconomic status, maternal schooling, and maternal body mass index (BMI). Analyses were stratified by sex, and multivariable regression was performed using the multinomial logistic approach. Overall, 7% of adolescents were classified as thin, 11.6% as overweight, and 11.6% as obese. Among boys, thinness was inversely associated with maternal schooling and maternal BMI. Among girls, thinness was directly associated with maternal BMI. Overweight and obesity were directly associated with socioeconomic status and maternal BMI, the former showing the strongest association with nutritional status among adolescents.

Translated title of the contributionNutritional status of adolescents: The 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1895-1903
Number of pages9
JournalCadernos de saúde pública / Ministério da Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública.
Volume26
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Cohort studies
  • Nutritional status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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