Rural-to-Urban Migration: Socioeconomic Status But Not Acculturation was Associated with Overweight/Obesity Risk

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Hilmers, Angela ; Bernabé-Ortiz, Antonio ; Gilman, Robert H. ; McDermott, Ann Y. ; Smeeth, Liam ; Miranda, J. Jaime (2015)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, volume 18, pages 644-651 (issn: 1557-1912, eissn: 1557-1920)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10903-015-0234-9, pmc: PMC4861745
  • Subject: Epidemiology | Latin America | Migration | Original Paper | Acculturation | Socioeconomic status | Physical activity | Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    mesheuropmc: social sciences | population characteristics

: To investigate whether socioeconomic status (SES) and acculturation predict overweight/obesity risk as well as the mediating effect of physical activity (PA) in the context of internal migration. Cross-sectional study of 587 rural-to-urban migrants participating in th... View more
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