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Contributions to chronic disease prevention and control: studies among the Kivalliq Inuit since 1990

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  • "A population-based health interview and examination survey of 8 Inuit communities in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, Canada, during the early 1990s has resulted in an increased understanding of the burden and extent of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and their risk factors such as genetics, obesity, lipids, blood pressure and fatty acids. A recent national health interview survey which included a sample from Nunavut indicates that the Inuit still enjoy some advantages relative to other Canadians (lower level of self-reported diabetes and hypertension) and disadvantages (higher level of smoking, obesity, and heavy drinking). The pattern of health and disease among the Inuit is rapidly evolving, as the traditional lifestyle becomes further eroded. A long-term prospective cohort study that monitors this trend, investigates the etiology, and identifies potential interventions is urgently needed." (as cited in abstract)

  • Date created
    2003-12-01
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  • Type of Item
    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-vec7-he79
  • License
    Attribution 4.0 International
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  • Citation for previous publication
    • Young, T. K. (2003). Contributions to chronic disease prevention and control: studies among the Kivalliq Inuit since 1990. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 62(4), 323-330. https://doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v62i4.17576
  • Source
    <https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3402/ijch.v62i4.17576>
  • Link to related item
    <https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/22717>