Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among James Bay Cree women in northern Quebec

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TitlePrevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among James Bay Cree women in northern Quebec
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsRodrigues S, Dr Robinson EJ, Donald K G
Corporate AuthorsCMAJ
Abstract

The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus has been reported to vary widely in aboriginal populations. Most of the data have come from the United States. To help determine the extent of gestational diabetes in Canada’s aboriginal population, the authors assessed the prevalence in a population of Cree women in northern Quebec. The prevalence of gestational diabetes among James Bay Cree women in northern Quebec is twice as high as that among women in the general North American population and the second highest reported in an aboriginal group worldwide.

URLhttp://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/160/9/1293
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