|Title||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.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||Forthcoming|
|Authors||McEniry, M, Samper-Ternent, R, Flórez, CElisa, Cano-Gutierrez, C|
|Journal||Journal of Aging and Health|
|Keywords||Childhood adversity, Cross-National, Diabetes, Obesity|
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.
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|Alternate Journal||J Aging Health|