Figure 2-5. Prevalence and rate ratios of self-reported health as "fair" or "poor" among individuals aged 20 years and older, by age group and diabetes status, Canada, 2009-2010

Figure 2-5 shows that, in 2009-2010, nearly two-fifths (39.1%) of Canadians aged 20 years and older who reported having diabetes rated their health as "fair" or "poor", compared to a tenth of the adult population without diabetes (10.3%). Adults aged 30 to 39 years with diabetes were six times more likely to rate their health as "fair" or "poor" than individuals of the same age without diabetes. In the oldest age groups, individuals with diabetes were about twice as likely to self-report their health as "fair" or "poor".

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada (2011); using 2009-2010 data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (Statistics Canada).

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