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

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 Google Scholar
Szklo, Moyses Google Scholar
Kuschnir, Maria Cristina C. Google Scholar
Abreu, Gabriela de Azevedo Google Scholar
Barufaldi, Laura Augusta Google Scholar
Klein, Carlos Henrique Google Scholar
Vasconcelos, Mauricio T. L. de Google Scholar
Veiga, Gloria Valeria da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Figueiredo, Valeska C. Google Scholar
Dias, Adriano Google Scholar
Moraes, Ana Julia Pantoja Google Scholar
Souza, Ana Luiza Lima Google Scholar
Oliveira, Ana Mayra Andrade de Google Scholar
Schaan, Beatriz D'Argord Google Scholar
Tavares, Bruno Mendes Google Scholar
Oliveira, Cecilia Lacroix de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cunha, Cristiane de Freitas Google Scholar
Giannini, Denise Tavares Google Scholar
Belfort, Dilson Rodrigues Google Scholar
Ribas, Dulce Lopes Barboza Google Scholar
Santos, Eduardo Lima Google Scholar
Leon, Elisa Brosina de Google Scholar
Fujimori, Elizabeth Google Scholar
Oliveira, Elizabete Regina Araujo Google Scholar
Magliano, Erika da Silva Google Scholar
Vasconcelos, Francisco de Assis Guedes Google Scholar
Azevedo, George Dantas Google Scholar
Brunken, Gisela Soares Google Scholar
Dias, Glauber Monteiro Google Scholar
Correa Filho, Heleno R. Google Scholar
Monteiro, Maria Ines Google Scholar
Guimaraes, Isabel Cristina Britto Google Scholar
Faria Neto, Jose Rocha Google Scholar
Oliveira, Juliana Souza Google Scholar
Carvalho, Kenia Mara Baiocchi de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Goncalves, Luis Gonzaga de Oliveira Google Scholar
Santos, Marize M. Google Scholar
Muniz, Pascoal Torres Google Scholar
Jardim, Paulo Cesar B. Veiga Google Scholar
Ferreira, Pedro Antonio Muniz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Montenegro, Renan Magalhaes Google Scholar
Gurgel, Ricardo Queiroz Google Scholar
Vianna, Rodrigo Pinheiro Google Scholar
Vasconcelos, Sandra Mary Google Scholar
Matta, Sandro Silva da Google Scholar
Martins, Stella Maris Seixas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Goldberg, Tamara Beres Lederer Google Scholar
Silva, Thiago Luiz Nogueira da Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
Fundacao Inst Brasileiro Geog Estat ENCE
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Fed Univ Para
Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)
Univ Estadual Feira de Santana
Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul
Univ Fed Amazonas
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Univ Fed Amapa
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)
Inst Fed Educ Tecn Tecnol Tocantins
Univ Fed Espirito Santo
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte
Univ Fed Mato Grosso
Inst Nacl Cardiol
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
Pontificia Univ Catolica Parana
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
Univ Fed Rondonia
Univ Fed Piaui
Univ Fed Acre
Univ Fed Maranhao
Univ Fed Ceara
Univ Fed Sergipe
Univ Fed Paraiba
Univ Fed Alagoas
Nucl Hosp Geriatria & Gerontol
Univ Fed Roraima
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Background: 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.Methods/Design: 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.Discussion: 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.
Keywords Cardiovascular diseases
Metabolic syndrome X
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Brazilian Ministry of Health (Science and Technology Department)
Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos/FINEP)
Grant number FAPERJ: E26/100.332/2013
CNPq: 304595/2012-8
CNPq: 307988/2011-2
CNPq: 302877/2009-6
Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos/FINEP): FINEP: 01090421
Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos/FINEP): CNPq: 565037/2010-2
Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos/FINEP): CNPq: 405009/2012-7
CNPq: FINEP: 01090421
CNPq: CNPq: 565037/2010-2
CNPq: CNPq: 405009/2012-7
Date 2015-02-07
Published in Bmc Public Health. London: Biomed Central Ltd, v. 15, 10 p., 2015.
ISSN 1471-2458 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Biomed Central Ltd
Extent 10
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000350318700001

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