Cardio-metabolic health risks in indigenous populations of Southeast Asia and the influence of urbanization

@inproceedings{Phipps2015CardiometabolicHR,
  title={Cardio-metabolic health risks in indigenous populations of Southeast Asia and the influence of urbanization},
  author={Maude E. Phipps and Kevin KL Chan and Rakesh Naidu and Nazaimoon W Mohamad and Boon-Peng Hoh and Kia-Fatt Quek and Badariah Ahmad and Siti MI Harnida and Anuar ZM Zain and Khalid Abdul Kadir},
  booktitle={BMC Public Health},
  year={2015}
}
BackgroundSouth East Asia (SEA) is home to over 30 tribes of indigenous population groups who are currently facing rapid socio-economic change. Epidemiological transition and increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD) has occured. In Peninsular Malaysia, the Orang Asli (OA) indigenous people comprise 0 · 6% (150,000) of the population and live in various settlements. OA comprise three distinct large tribes with smaller sub-tribes. The three large tribes include Proto-Malay (sub… CONTINUE READING

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