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Within-country migration and obesity dynamics: analysis of 94,783 women from the Peruvian demographic and health surveys

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dc.contributor.author Najera, Hector
dc.contributor.author Nandy, Shailen
dc.contributor.author Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M.
dc.contributor.author Miranda, J. Jaime
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T16:59:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-04T16:59:37Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/6806
dc.description.abstract Background: Rural-to-urban migration is associated with increased obesity, yet it remains unknown whether this association exist, and to what extent, with other types of internal migration. Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of the Peruvian Demographic and Health Surveys (2005 to 2012) on data collected from women aged 15-49 years. Participants were classified as rural stayers, urban stayers, rural-to-urban migrants, intra-rural migrants, intra-urban migrants, and urban-to-rural migrants. Marginal effects from a logit regression model were used to assess the probabilities of being and becoming obese given both the length of time in current place of residence and women's migration status. Results: Analysis of cross-sectional survey data generated between 2005 and 2012. Data from 94,783 participants was analyzed. Intra-urban migrants and rural-to-urban migrants had the highest rates of obesity (21% in 2012). A steady increase in obesity is observed across all migration statuses. Relative to rural non-migrants, participants exposed to urban environments had greater odds, two- to three-fold higher, of obesity. The intra-rural migrant group also shows higher odds relative to rural stayers (42% higher obesity odds). The length of exposure to urban settings shows a steady effect over time. Conclusion: Both exposure to urban environments and migration are associated with higher odds of obesity. Expanding the characterization of within-country migration dynamics provides a better insight into the relationship between duration of exposure to urban settings and obesity. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1471-2458
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Young Adult en_US
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en_US
dc.subject Urbanization en_US
dc.subject Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Demography en_US
dc.subject Migration en_US
dc.subject Rural Population/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Urban Population/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Urbanization/trends en_US
dc.subject Transients and Migrants/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Demographic and health surveys en_US
dc.subject Obesity/epidemiology/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject Population Dynamics/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Women's Health/trends en_US
dc.title Within-country migration and obesity dynamics: analysis of 94,783 women from the Peruvian demographic and health surveys en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6586-7
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#3.03.05

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