||Glazier RH and Booth GL. November 2007
The first Canadian study of its kind, this ICES atlas examines the role neighbourhoods play in the diabetes epidemic. In a three-year comprehensive study of 140 Toronto neighbourhoods, poverty and immigration were found to be key factors in developing type 2 diabetes. The atlas looks at the following factors related to diabetes prevention and control in Toronto: population density, service density and dispersion, immigration, socioeconomic status, ethnic composition, crime rate, car ownership, access to healthy and unhealthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and access to health care and its relationship to diabetes. Recommendations to address these factors are also presented.