Early Life Displacement Due to Armed Conflict and Violence, Early Nutrition, and Older Adult Hypertension, Diabetes, and Obesity in the Middle-Income Country of Colombia.

TitleEarly Life Displacement Due to Armed Conflict and Violence, Early Nutrition, and Older Adult Hypertension, Diabetes, and Obesity in the Middle-Income Country of Colombia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsMcEniry, M, Samper-Ternent, R, Flórez, CElisa, Cano-Gutierrez, C
JournalJournal of Aging and Health
ISSN Number1552-6887
KeywordsChildhood adversity, Cross-National, Diabetes, Obesity
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We examine the importance of early life displacement and nutrition on hypertension (HTN) and diabetes in older Colombian adults (60+ years) exposed to rapid demographic, epidemiological, and nutritional transitions, and armed conflict. We compare early life nutritional status and adult health in other middle- and high-income countries.

METHOD: In Colombia (Survey of Health, Wellbeing and Aging [SABE]-Bogotá), we estimate the effects of early life conditions (displacement due to armed conflict and violence, hunger, low height, and not born in the capital city) and obesity on adult health; we compare the effects of low height on adult health in Mexico, South Africa (Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health [SAGE]), the United States, and England (Health and Retirement Study [HRS], English Longitudinal Study of Ageing [ELSA]).

RESULTS: Early life displacement, early poor nutrition, and adult obesity increase the risk of HTN and diabetes in Colombia. Being short is most detrimental for HTN in Colombian males.

DISCUSSION: Colombian data provide new evidence into how early life conditions and adult obesity contribute to older adult health.

DOI10.1177/0898264318778111
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29916766?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalJ Aging Health
Citation Key9759
PubMed ID29916766