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Neighbourhood Environments and Resources for Healthy Living — A Focus on Diabetes in Toronto: ICES Atlas.


The first Canadian study of its kind, this ICES atlas examines the role neighbourhoods play in the diabetes epidemic. In a comprehensive three-year 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 foods, opportunities for physical activity, and access to healthcare and its relationship to diabetes. Recommendations to address these factors are also presented.




Glazier RH, Booth GL, Gozdyra P, Creatore MI, Tynan AM, editors. November 2007

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