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ERIC Number: EJ825154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
A Comparison of Health-Risk Behaviors of Rural Migrants with Rural Residents and Urban Residents in China
Chen, Xinguang; Stanton, Bonita; Li, Xiaoming; Fang, Xiaoyi; Lin, Danhua; Xiong, Qing
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n1 p15-25 Jan-Feb 2009
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China