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Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS): rationale and study design

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2016
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Title
Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS): rationale and study design
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2765-y
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Authors

M. Fisberg, I. Kovalskys, G. Gómez, A. Rigotti, L. Y. Cortés, M. Herrera-Cuenca, M. C. Yépez, R. G. Pareja, V. Guajardo, I. Z. Zimberg, A. D. P. Chiavegatto Filho, M. Pratt, B. Koletzko, K. L. Tucker

Abstract

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 that combine nutrition and physical activity assessment in representative samples of Latin American countries are lacking. The aim of this study is to present the design rationale of the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health/Estudio Latinoamericano de Nutrición y Salud (ELANS) with a particular focus on its quality control procedures and recruitment processes. The ELANS is a multicenter cross-sectional nutrition and health surveillance study of a nationally representative sample of urban populations from eight Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela). A standard study protocol was designed to evaluate the nutritional intakes, physical activity levels, and anthropometric measurements of 9000 enrolled participants. The study was based on a complex, multistage sample design and the sample was stratified by gender, age (15 to 65 years old) and socioeconomic level. A small-scale pilot study was performed in each country to test the procedures and tools. This study will provide valuable information and a unique dataset regarding Latin America that will enable cross-country comparisons of nutritional statuses that focus on energy and macro- and micronutrient intakes, food patterns, and energy expenditure. Clinical Trials NCT02226627.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 187 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 16%
Student > Bachelor 30 16%
Researcher 24 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 6%
Other 43 23%
Unknown 29 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 13%
Social Sciences 17 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 5%
Other 35 18%
Unknown 41 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2017.
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