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Indian Migration Study 2005-2007


General Info
India (IND)
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2005 - 12/2007
Data type
  • Individual

The Indian Migration Study conducted from 2005 to 2007 explored the impact of migration from rural to urban areas on chronic disease risk.  The study followed a sibling pair design to compare risk factors in urban factory workers and their siblings residing in rural areas. Urban migrant participants were selected from factories in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Nagpur. Rural non-migrant participants were recruited from 18 states in the country. An additional group of participants was selected and was solely comprised of urban workers and their urban-dwelling siblings, who had always lived in urban areas. 

Anthropometric measurements blood samples were collected in addition to data on diet and physical activity. A total of 6,510 individuals participated in the study.