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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 ...
Perceived Neighborhood Safety and Active Transportation in Adults from Eight Latin American Countries
Neighborhood built environment is associated with domain-specific physical activity. However, few studies with representative samples have examined the association between perceived neighborhood safety indicators and ...
Accelerometer-measured daily step counts and adiposity indicators among Latin American aults: a multi-country study
The aim of the present study was to examine the sex-related associations between accelerometer-measured daily step counts and adiposity indicators in adults from eight Latin American countries. We analyzed data from 2524 ...
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 ...
Total and whole grain intake in Latin America: findings from the multicenter cross-sectional Latin American Study of Health and Nutrition (ELANS)
Purpose: Understanding whole-grain intake and its associated factors is essential to tackle the double burden of malnutrition faced by Latin American countries. This study aimed to characterize total and whole grain intake ...
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 ...
Association between Active Transportation and Public Transportation with an Objectively Measured Meeting of Moderate-To-Vigorous Physical Activity and Daily Steps Guidelines in Adults by Sex from Eight Latin American Countries
This study aimed to examine the associations between active transportation and public transport and the objectively measured meeting of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and steps per day guidelines in adults ...
Childbearing age women characteristics in Latin America. Building evidence bases for early prevention. Results from the ELANS Study
Latin American (LA) women have been exposed to demographic and epidemiologic changes that have transformed their lifestyle, with increasing sedentary and unhealthy eating behaviors. We aimed to identify characteristics of ...
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 ...