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Validating metabolic syndrome through principal component analysis in a medically diverse, realistic cohort
Abstract: Background: The concept of metabolic syndrome has been subject to etiological and clinical controversies in recent years. Associations among the five risk factors (obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, ...
Neighbourhood immigration, health care utilization and outcomes in patients with diabetes living in the Montreal metropolitan area (Canada): a population health perspective
Abstract: Background: Understanding health care utilization by neighbourhood is essential for optimal allocation of resources, but links between neighbourhood immigration and health have rarely been explored. Our objective ...
Association between floods and acute cardiovascular diseases: a population-based cohort study using a geographic information system approach
Abstract: Background: Floods represent a serious threat to human health beyond the immediate risk of drowning. There is few data on the potential link between floods and direct consequences on health such as on cardiovascular ...
Rural-urban disparities in the management and health issues of chronic diseases in Quebec (Canada) in the early 2000s
Abstract: Introduction: The ‘Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada’ recognized that people living in rural and remote areas of Canada are at a disadvantage in health status, access to care and health professionals, ...