A Comparison of Health-Risk Behaviors of Rural Migrants With Rural Residents and Urban Residents in China
Authors: Chen, Xinguang; Stanton, Bonita; Li, Xiaoming; Fang, Xiaoyi; Lin, Danhua; Xiong, Qing
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 33, Number 1, January 2009 , pp. 15-25(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective : To determine whether rural-to-urban migrants in China are more likely than rural and urban residents to engage in risk behaviors.
Methods : Comparative analysis of survey data between migrants and rural and urban residents using age standardized rate and multiple logistic regression.
Results : The prevalence and frequency of tobacco smoking, alcohol intoxication, and commercial sex involvement among migrants were generally lower than or equal to those among the 2 comparison groups. Gender, education, and income were associated with risk behaviors in most cases.
Conclusion : Socioeconomic status appears to be more important than migration or residential locations in affecting risk behavior.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Publication date: January 1, 2009
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