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Socio-demographic patterning of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviours in eight Latin American countries; findings from the ELANS study
Physical 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 SB in low- and middle-income ...
Agreement Between Self-Reported and Device-Based Sedentary Time among Eight Countries: Findings from the ELANS
The purpose of this study was to analyze the agreement between self-reported and device-based sedentary time among eight countries in Latin America. As part of the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS), data ...
Is the perceived neighborhood built environment associated with domain-specific physical activity in Latin American adults? An eight-country observational study
Methods This study examined data from 8185 adults (aged 18–65 years) from eight Latin American countries. The Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Survey - Abbreviated (NEWS-A) scale was used to assess perceptions of ...
Anthropometry, dietary intake, physical activity and sitting time patterns in adolescents aged 15-17 years; an interational comparison in eigth Latina American countries
Background: Although there is high prevalence of obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors among Latin American adolescents, there is limited evidence on dietary intake and physical activity (PA) patterns in this ...
Socio-Demographic Correlates of Total and Domain-Dpecific Sedentary Behavior in Latin American: A Population-Based Study
Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify socio-demographic correlates of total and domain-specific sedentary behavior (SB). Methods: Cross-sectional findings are based on 9218 participants (15–65 years) from the Latin ...
Developing a cooperative multicenter study in Latin America: Lessons learned from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health Project
Elaboración de un estudio colaborativo multicéntrico en América Latina: enseñanzas extraídas del Estudio Latinoamericano de Nutrición y Salud
Elaboração de estudo cooperativo multicêntrico na América Latina: ensinamentos do Projeto do Estudo Latino-americano de Nutrição e Saúde
This report examines the challenges of conducting a multicenter, cross-sectional study of coun- tries with diverse cultures, and shares the lessons learned. The Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS) was used ...
Anthropometric Profile of Latin American Population: Results from the ELANS Study
Background: Latin America has experienced changes in lifestyle since 1960. Aim: The aim was to determine the prevalence of obesity and stunting among eight countries of Latin American and to identify the determinant risk ...
Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS): rationale and study design
Abstract Background: Obesity is growing at an alarming rate in Latin America. Lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity and dietary intake have been largely associated with obesity in many countries; however studies ...
Association of moderate-to vigorous physical activity with neck circumference in eigth Latin American countries
Background: Physical activity is a cornerstone in the prevention and treatment of obesity. There are relatively few studies that explore the effect of accelerometer-determined moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) ...
A Comparison of Associations Between Self-Reported and Device-Based Sedentary Behavoir and Obesity Markers in Adults: A Multi-National Cross-Sectional Study
The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between self-reported and device-based measures of sedentary behavior (SB) with obesity markers in adults from Latin American countries. Sitting time and total time ...