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Patterns of risk and protective behaviors related to non-communicable diseases among Brazilian adolescents

Grant number: 14/26711-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Renata Bertazzi Levy
Grantee:Camila Zancheta Ricardo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction: adolescents are a priority group in health promotion when it comes to Chronic non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The transitional period between childhood and adulthood is marked by intense biological, cognitive, emotional and social changes, and is characterized by the adoption of new behaviors, including those potentially related to the development of NCDs, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Objective: to identify patterns of both risk and protective behavior regarding NCDs among Brazilian adolescents and then to verify the association between these patterns and sociodemographic characteristics. Method: the primary data source will be the National Student's Health Survey (Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde do Escolar) from 2012, which gathered information about adolescent health through self-administered questionnaire in a sample of students enrolled in the 9th grade from public and private schools representing all the states' capitals, the five major regions of the country and the country as a whole. Data regarding eating habits, physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption and socioeconomic factors will be employed. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) will be performed to identify patterns of behavior from a list of risk and protective factors for NCDs. Linear regression models will be performed to identify associations between behavior patterns and sociodemographic characteristics. (AU)

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RICARDO, CAMILA ZANCHETA; AZEREDO, CATARINA MACHADO; MACHADO DE REZENDE, LEANDRO FORNIAS; LEVY, RENATA BERTAZZI. Co-occurrence and clustering of the four major non-communicable disease risk factors in Brazilian adolescents: Analysis of a national school-based survey. PLoS One, v. 14, n. 7 JUL 3 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIANCA GARCIA MARTINS; CAMILA ZANCHETA RICARDO; PRISCILA PEREIRA MACHADO; FERNANDA RAUBER; CATARINA MACHADO AZEREDO; RENATA BERTAZZI LEVY. Fazer refeições com os pais está associado à maior qualidade da alimentação de adolescentes brasileiros. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 35, n. 7, p. -, 2019.

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