To determine age and gender distributions of prevalent diabetes and related risk factors for Northern Canadians.
The data used were from 78,549 people aged 40 years or more (including 1148 from Northern Canada) who participated in a national survey in 2005. The study questionnaire covered the information on diabetes and potential risk factors. Multiple classification analysis and a logistic regression model were used for multivariate analysis.
In Northern Canada, the prevalence of diabetes tended to increase with age more rapidly in women (P=0.013), while the opposite was true for Southern Canada (P