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The Effect of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Obesity and Diabetes in India: A Cross-Sectional Study

  • Shah Ebrahim mail,

    shah.ebrahim@lshtm.ac.uk

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

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  • Sanjay Kinra,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Liza Bowen,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Elizabeth Andersen,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Yoav Ben-Shlomo,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Tanica Lyngdoh,

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

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  • Lakshmy Ramakrishnan,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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  • R. C. Ahuja,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, King George's Medical College and Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Lucknow, India

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  • Prashant Joshi,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

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  • S. Mohan Das,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

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  • Murali Mohan,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

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  • George Davey Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Dorairaj Prabhakaran,

    Affiliations: South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

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  • K. Srinath Reddy,

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

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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: April 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000268

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