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Measuring Socioeconomic Status and Environmental Factors in the SAYCARE Study in South America: Reliability of the Methods

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dc.contributor.author De Moraes, Augusto Cesar Ferreira
dc.contributor.author Forkert, Elsie C. O.
dc.contributor.author Vilanova-Campelo, Regina Célia
dc.contributor.author González-Zapata, Laura Inés
dc.contributor.author Azzaretti, Leticia
dc.contributor.author Iguacel, Isabel
dc.contributor.author Huicho, Luis
dc.contributor.author Moliterno, Paula
dc.contributor.author Moreno, Luis Alberto
dc.contributor.author Carvalho, Heráclito Barbosa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T17:17:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T17:17:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4115
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to test the reliability of two questionnaires in studies involving children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years) in seven South American cities. One assesses socioeconomic status (SES) and the other measures environmental factors. METHODS: The SES questionnaire was composed of 14 questions, which included the presence of several consumer goods, domestic services, family income, parental education level, and current parental occupation status. The environmental questionnaire was composed of 15 questions to measure the social and infrastructure characteristics of the area of residence. Parents or guardians completed the questionnaires on behalf of their children. Adolescents answered the questions themselves for environmental factors, while those related to SES factors were answered by their parents or guardians. We analyzed the reliability of the questionnaires through kappa coefficient determination. Multilevel linear regression models were applied to calculate the correlation between the total household scores, the household income, and parents' education level. RESULTS: The environmental questionnaire showed good reproducibility in both age groups (k = 0.132-0.612 in children and k = 0.392-0.746 in adolescents). The SES questionnaire showed strong reliability in both age groups for all indicators (k = 0.52-1.00 in children and k = 0.296-0.964 in adolescents). CONCLUSIONS: Our multiple indicator questionnaires focused on environmental factors and SES in pediatric health surveys provided useful and easily applicable additional indicators to measure these important determinants of cardiovascular health. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1930-739X
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject UNAVAILABLE en_US
dc.title Measuring Socioeconomic Status and Environmental Factors in the SAYCARE Study in South America: Reliability of the Methods en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22115
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.18
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.04

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