Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Health risk factors in urban population

  • Obesity among women
    Obesity in urban women aged 15-49 years is higher in the richest 20% of Africa, the Americas, and Asia, when compared to women in the poorest 20% of these regions
  • Tobacco consumption
    Prevalence of smoking among women tends to be higher in urban than in rural areas ; this is the reverse of the pattern seen among men

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