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StatsCan report on socioeconomic status and diabetes

2010-08-26

Queen’s University School Kinesiology and Health Studies professor Spencer Moore is available to discuss Statistics Canada’s report on the role of socio-economic status in incidence of diabetes. Professor Moore will read the report when it is published at 8:30 am on Wednesday, August 18 and be available for comment throughout the day.

This article analyses the relationship between the incidence of type 2 diabetes and household income and individual educational attainment. It also examines demographic and behavioural factors that may contribute to this relationship. The findings are based on the latest data from the National Population Health Survey, which has tracked the health status of more than 17,000 Canadians since 1994/1995.

Professor Moore’s research explores how social factors, such as social capital and socioeconomic status, influence health. He has published several papers on socioeconomic status as it relates to health.
To arrange an interview, contact Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or 613.331.0939 kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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