Urban Planning and Health Inequities: Looking in a Small-Scale in a City of Cape Verde
- Autores: Alves D, Amado M, Cabral J, Correia A, Craveiro I, Delgado AP, Gonçalves L, Lapão LV, Santos Z, Simões R
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: PLoS One
- Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0142955
The lack of high-quality data to support evidence-based policies continues to be a concern in African cities, which present marked social, economic and cultural disparities that may differently impact the health of the groups living in different urban contexts. This study explores three urban units—formal, transition and informal—of the capital of Cape Verde, in terms of overweight/obesity, cardiometabolic risk, physical activity and other aspects related to the urban environment.