Curitiba Group 2009

Curitiba Group 2009

Local Publications

The following publications used ISAAC data from the Curitiba centre:

  • Ferrari FP, Rosário Filho NA, Ribas LF, Callefe LG. [Prevalence of asthma in schoolchildren in Curitiba - ISAAC]. J Pediatr (Rio J). 1998 Jul-Aug;74(4):299-305.Portuguese.
  • Solé D, Melo KC, Camelo-Nunes IC, Freitas LS, Britto M, Rosário NA, Jones M, Fischer GB, Naspitz CK. Changes in the prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases among Brazilian schoolchildren (13-14 years old): comparison between ISAAC Phases One and Three. J Trop Pediatr.2007 Feb;53(1):13-21.Epub Sep 2006.
  • Riedi CA, Rosário NA, Ribas LF, Backes AS, Kleiniibing GF, Popija M, Reisdorfer S. Increase in prevalence of rhinoconjunctivitis but not asthma and atopic eczema in teenagers. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol.2005;15(3):183-8.
  • Riedi CA, Rosario NA. Prevalence of allergic conjunctivitis: a missed opportunity? Allergy 2010; 65(1):131-132

Curitiba Centre

Phase OnePhase TwoPhase Three View Centre Details
Centre:Curitiba, Brasil ( Latin America )
Principal Investigator:Professor Nelson Rosário
Age Groups:13-14Timeframe:
Sampling Frame:All schools in Curitiba district.
Phase OneView Centre DetailsPhase TwoPhase Three
Centre:Curitiba, Brasil ( Latin America )
Principal Investigator:Professor Nelson Rosário
Age Groups:13-14Timeframe:May 2001 to June 2001
Sampling Frame:13-14yr: Some private and public schools in Curitiba District. The same sampling frame was used for both Phase One and Phase Three.


Professor Nelson Rosário

Rua General Carneiro 181 14 andar
Parigot de Souza, 1861


  • Phase One Principal Investigator for Curitiba
  • Phase Three Principal Investigator for Curitiba

Why was Curitiba selected for ISAAC

This is a well known University Center with teaching and research tradition, and previous involvement in national multicenter studies. ISAAC was the great opportunity for an ambitious multinational project. Curitiba is a prosperous metropolitan city with close to 2 million inhabitants, 4 medical schools and good public health care system.

Our experience of ISAAC

We participated in phases 1 and 3 with questionnaires only. The involvement of enthusiastic medical students (field workers), committed physicians and post-graduate students made the project well accepted by researchers, school personnel and children. Following the protocol was like playing music by partitur.

I have to mention as Professor of Pediatrics that co-authoring several ISAAC papers contributed to my CV and to the rank of our Institution among other medical schools in Brazil.