Level of urbanization and noncommunicable disease risk factors in Tamil Nadu, India.

@article{Allender2010LevelOU,
  title={Level of urbanization and noncommunicable disease risk factors in Tamil Nadu, India.},
  author={Steven Allender and B. A. Lacey and Premila Webster and Mike Rayner and Mohan Deepa and Peter Scarborough and Carukshi Arambepola and Manjula Datta and Viswanathan Mohan},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2010},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          297-304
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the poorly understood relationship between the process of urbanization and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) through the application of a quantitative measure of urbanicity. METHODS We constructed a measure of the urban environment for seven areas using a seven-item scale based on data from the Census of India 2001 to develop an "urbanicity" scale. The scale was used in conjunction with data collected from 3705 participants in the World Health Organization's 2003… CONTINUE READING

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