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In hindsight: urban exposure explains the association between prior migration and current health of older adults in Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23349513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study examines sex differences in the association between migration and exposure to an urban environment and overweight, hypertension and diabetes in later life.
METHODS: Interviews were conducted with 3,604 adults aged 50 and older in the Mexican Family Life Survey (MxFLS). Logistic regression analyses were used to examine the association between previous migration, urban exposure, and risk of overweight, hypertension, and diabetes.
RESULTS: Migration itself was not associated with health outcomes after controlling for urban exposure. The risk of overweight and diabetes associated with urban exposure appeared to be greater for men. Sex differences were found in the covariates that helped explain differences in health between those with high and low urban exposure.
DISCUSSION: These findings underscore the need to consider heterogeneity in health by urban exposure and by sex.
Felicia V Wheaton; Eileen M Crimmins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2013-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1552-6887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-27     Completed Date:  2013-05-23     Revised Date:  2014-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-38     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology*
Emigration and Immigration / statistics & numerical data*
Health Status Disparities*
Health Surveys
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Longitudinal Studies
Mexico / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Overweight / epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Time Factors
Transients and Migrants / statistics & numerical data*
Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*
Grant Support
P30 AG017265/AG/NIA NIH HHS; P30 AG17265/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG030668/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01AG030668/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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