Urbanization and health in developing countries: a systematic review.

  title={Urbanization and health in developing countries: a systematic review.},
  author={Sophie Eckert and Stefan Kohler},
  journal={World health & population},
  volume={15 1},
BACKGROUND Future population growth will take place predominantly in cities of the developing world. The impact of urbanization on health is discussed controversially. We review recent research on urban-rural and intra-urban health differences in developing countries and investigate whether a health advantage was found for urban areas. METHODS We systematically searched the databases JSTOR, PubMed, ScienceDirect and SSRN for studies that compare health status in urban and rural areas. The… CONTINUE READING