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Associations between Active Travel to Work and Overweight, Hypertension, and Diabetes in India: A Cross-Sectional Study

  • Christopher Millett mail,

    c.millett@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliations: School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

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  • Sutapa Agrawal,

    Affiliation: South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

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  • Ruth Sullivan,

    Affiliation: Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mario Vaz,

    Affiliation: St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India

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  • Anura Kurpad,

    Affiliation: St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India

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  • A. V. Bharathi,

    Affiliation: Indira Gandhi National Open University, Bangalore, India

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  • Dorairaj Prabhakaran,

    Affiliation: Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India

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  • Kolli Srinath Reddy,

    Affiliation: Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

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  • Sanjay Kinra,

    Affiliation: Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • George Davey Smith,

    Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Shah Ebrahim,

    Affiliations: South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India, Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • for the Indian Migration Study group

    Membership of the Indian Migration Study group is provided in the Acknowledgments

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  • Published: June 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001459
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Christopher Millett
School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Christopher Millett, Sutapa Agrawal, Shah Ebrahim
South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
Ruth Sullivan, Sanjay Kinra, Shah Ebrahim
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Mario Vaz, Anura Kurpad
St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India
A. V. Bharathi
Indira Gandhi National Open University, Bangalore, India
Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India
Kolli Srinath Reddy
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
George Davey Smith
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: c.millett@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

AK has provided consultancy for McCain Foods, and the honoraria went entirely to charity. GDS is a member of the PLOS Medicine Editorial Board. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CM SA SE. Performed the experiments: CM SA SE. Analyzed the data: SA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CM SA RS MV AK AVB DP KSR SK GDS SE. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CM SA RS MV AK AVB DP KSR SK GDS SE. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CM SA RS MV AK AVB DP KSR SK GDS SE.