Do Discrimination, Residential School Attendance and Cultural Disruption Add to Individual-Level Diabetes Risk among Aboriginal People in Canada

Cross sectional survey (2012/13) conducted with Beardy's and Okemasis' Cree Nation and Montreal Lake Cree Nation involved 580 households and 1570 adult participants. Found that residential school attendance and cultural disruption were not predictive of diabetes, while those experiencing the highest level of racism had low prevalence. Authors suggest that the latter finding may be the result of increased interaction with off-reserve society.
Roland F. Dyck
Chandima Karunanayake
Bonnie Janzen
Josh Lawson
Vivian R. Ramsden
Donna C. Rennie
Jenny Gardipy
Laura McCallum
Sylvia Abonyi
James A. Dosman
Jo-Ann Episkenew
Punam Pahwa
Open Access
Primary Source
BMC Public Health, vol. 15, 2015, p. article no. 1222
Publication Date
Fist Nation, Metis, Inuit Locations
Resource Type
Articles -- Scholarly, peer reviewed
Text -- PDF
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