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Multilevel Examination of the Association of Urbanization with Inflammation in Chinese Adults

Citation

Thompson, Amanda L.; Houck, Kelly M.; Adair, Linda S.; Gordon-Larsen, Penny; & Popkin, Barry M. (2014). Multilevel Examination of the Association of Urbanization with Inflammation in Chinese Adults. Health & Place, 28, 177-186. PMCID: PMC4091901

Abstract

We examine the associations between overall urbanicity and specific physical and social components of community-level urbanization with C-reactive protein (CRP) in adults participating in the China Health and Nutrition Study. Higher overall urbanicity and environment-related urbanicity component scores, including education, housing quality, and access to markets, were associated with elevated CRP in multilevel models controlling for clustering by community. These associations differed by age and gender and persisted after controlling for individual-level anthropometric, diet, and pathogenic risk factors. These results highlight the importance of place in relation to inflammation across the spectrum of rural and urban environments.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.05.003

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2014

Journal Title

Health & Place

Author(s)

Thompson, Amanda L.
Houck, Kelly M.
Adair, Linda S.
Gordon-Larsen, Penny
Popkin, Barry M.

PMCID

PMC4091901