Demographic and epidemic transitions in peri-urban areas of Colombia: a multilevel study of malaria in the Amazonian city of San José del Guaviare

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Abstract

Migration to urban centres is among the most important forces in
contemporary urban studies. In this paper, we study how the demography and
epidemic profile of a community are altered when they transition from living in
nomadic conditions in a forested environment to a peri-urban settlement in a city
of the Amazon basin. We analyse demographic and epidemic data with a multilevel
model to understand individual and community-level effects in terms of the risk of
malarial infection. We show that malaria becomes endemic when the population
settles in the peri-urban area of the city. We also show that the reproductive rate of
women in the group increases as they become sedentary, and that while individual
fertility rates have no effect on risk of contracting malaria, population-level fertility
rates are associated with malaria endemicity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 a 24
Number of pages24
JournalEnvironment and Urbanization
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 30 2018

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