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


  • Migration to urban centres is among the most important forces incontemporary urban studies. In this paper, we study how the demography andepidemic profile of a community are altered when they transition from living innomadic conditions in a forested environment to a peri-urban settlement in a cityof the Amazon basin. We analyse demographic and epidemic data with a multilevelmodel to understand individual and community-level effects in terms of the risk ofmalarial infection. We show that malaria becomes endemic when the populationsettles in the peri-urban area of the city. We also show that the reproductive rate ofwomen in the group increases as they become sedentary, and that while individualfertility rates have no effect on risk of contracting malaria, population-level fertilityrates are associated with malaria endemicity

publication date

  • 2018/10/30


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  • effect
  • malaria
  • periurban
  • risk

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0956-2478

number of pages

  • 24

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