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How many Canadians will be diagnosed with diabetes between 2007 and 2017? Assessing population risk


Estimating a population’s baseline risk of disease is a cornerstone of modern health planning. This report estimates Canadians’ future risk of developing diabetes based, for the first time, on current levels of obesity and other risk factors in the population. New cases of diabetes are estimated by provinces, socioeconomic status, body weight and age groups, as well as across 121 Canadian health regions. The potential effect of different provincial prevention strategies is also examined.



Manuel DG, Rosella LCA, Tuna M, Bennett C. June 2010

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