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From: Socio-cultural influences on the behaviour of South Asian women with diabetes in pregnancy: qualitative study using a multi-level theoretical approach

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Glass and McAttee’s axis of nested hierarchies influencing behaviour and disease risk across the lifespan. Reproduced with permission from [58] Caption from original: The society-behavior-biology nexus as depicted in multidimensional space. The large arrows represent the axes of time and nested hierarchical structures. The sphere of health-related behavior and action moves through time from infancy to old age. Behavior is influenced by structures contingencies within the social and physical environment and by biological phenomena. Structural contingencies (opportunities and constraints) are shown by paths ending with nodes, while biological phenomena (embodiment and expression) are shown by paths ending with arrows or nodes

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