Thursday, 19 August 2010

Low Income Tied to Diabetes in Women

Low Income Tied to Diabetes in Women

Low income and education levels are linked to the onset of Type 2 diabetes in Canadian women, says new data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada.

These factors are independent of other well-established diabetes indicators, including excess weight, the federal agency said. The same cannot be said for the onset of diabetes in men.

The data is drawn from the National Population Health Survey, which tracked the health status of more than 17,000 Canadians since 1994-95. The study of diabetes is based on 12,333 of those people who were at least 18 years old in 1994-95.

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