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Quantification of urbanization in relation to chronic diseases in developing countries: a systematic review.

Abstract:

During and beyond the twentieth century, urbanization has represented a major demographic shift particularly in the developed world. The rapid urbanization experienced in the developing world brings increased mortality from lifestyle diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. We set out to understand how urbanization has been measured in studies which examined chronic disease as an outcome. Following a pilot search of PUBMED, a full search strategy was developed to identify papers re...

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10.1007/s11524-008-9325-4

Authors


Allender, S More by this author
Hutchinson, L More by this author
Arambepola, C More by this author
Journal:
Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
Volume:
85
Issue:
6
Pages:
938-951
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1468-2869
ISSN:
1099-3460
URN:
uuid:cb3e9990-9702-496e-b7ba-e8de8bc5cb3d
Source identifiers:
195720
Local pid:
pubs:195720

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