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Author Antiporta, D.A.; Smeeth, L.; Gilman, R.H.; Miranda, J.J. url  doi
  Title Length of urban residence and obesity among within-country rural-to-urban Andean migrants Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Public Health Nutrition Abbreviated Journal Public Health Nutr  
  Volume 19 Issue 7 Pages 1270-1278  
  Keywords Adipose Tissue/metabolism; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Child; Child, Preschool; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Infant; Linear Models; Male; Middle Aged; Multivariate Analysis; Obesity/*epidemiology; Peru/epidemiology; Prevalence; *Residence Characteristics; Risk Factors; *Rural Population; Sensitivity and Specificity; Socioeconomic Factors; Time Factors; Transients and Migrants; *Urban Population; Young Adult; Migration; Nutritional epidemiology; Obesity; Peru; Rural-to-urban; Skinfold  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between length of residence in an urban area and obesity among Peruvian rural-to-urban migrants. DESIGN: Cross-sectional database analysis of the migrant group from the PERU MIGRANT Study (2007). Exposure was length of urban residence, analysed as both a continuous (10-year units) and a categorical variable. Four skinfold site measurements (biceps, triceps, subscapular and suprailiac) were used to calculate body fat percentage and obesity (body fat percentage >25% males, >33% females). We used Poisson generalized linear models to estimate adjusted prevalence ratios and 95 % confidence intervals. Multicollinearity between age and length of urban residence was assessed using conditional numbers and correlation tests. SETTING: A peri-urban shantytown in the south of Lima, Peru. SUBJECTS: Rural-to-urban migrants (n 526) living in Lima. RESULTS: Multivariable analyses showed that for each 10-year unit increase in residence in an urban area, rural-to-urban migrants had, on average, a 12 % (95 % CI 6, 18 %) higher prevalence of obesity. This association was also present when length of urban residence was analysed in categories. Sensitivity analyses, conducted with non-migrant groups, showed no evidence of an association between 10-year age units and obesity in rural (P=0.159) or urban populations (P=0.078). High correlation and a large conditional number between age and length of urban residence were found, suggesting a strong collinearity between both variables. CONCLUSIONS: Longer lengths of urban residence are related to increased obesity in rural-to-urban migrant populations; therefore, interventions to prevent obesity in urban areas may benefit from targeting migrant groups.  
  Address 1CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases,Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia,Av. Armendariz 497,Miraflores,Lima 18,Peru  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1368-9800 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition (up) Conference  
  Notes PMID:26365215 Approved no  
  Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 97696  
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