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Objective

To investigate the relationship between rural to urban migration and physical activity PA in India.

Methods

6,447 42% women participants comprising 2077 rural, 2,094 migrants and 2,276 urban were recruited. Total activity MET hr-day, activity intensity min-day, PA Level PAL television viewing and sleeping min-day were estimated and associations with migrant status examined, adjusting for the sib-pair design, age, site, occupation, education, and socio-economic position SEP.

Results

Total activity was highest in rural men whereas migrant and urban men had broadly similar activity levels p<0.001. Women showed similar patterns, but slightly lower levels of total activity. Sedentary behaviour and television viewing were lower in rural residents and similar in migrant and urban groups. Sleep duration was highest in the rural group and lowest in urban non-migrants. Migrant men had considerably lower odds of being in the highest quartile of total activity than rural men, a finding that persisted after adjustment for age, SEP and education OR 0.53, 95% CI 0.37, 0.74. For women, odds ratios attenuated and associations were removed after adjusting for age, SEP and education.

Conclusion

Our findings suggest that migrants have already acquired PA levels that closely resemble long-term urban residents. Effective public health interventions to increase PA are needed.



Autor: Ruth Sullivan , Sanjay Kinra, Ulf Ekelund, Bharathi A.V., Mario Vaz, Anura Kurpad, Tim Collier, Kolli Srinath Reddy, Dorairaj Pra

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