Lifetime prevalence of comorbid mood disorders in a representative sample of Canadians with type 1 diabetes

Esme Fuller-Thomson, Jami Leigh Milinovich, Joseph R. Merighi

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Abstract

Aims: To compare the lifetime prevalence of mood disorders among those with and without type 1 diabetes. Methods: Data from a nationally representative sample were obtained. Individuals were classified as having type 1 diabetes if a health professional diagnosed them with diabetes before age 30 and they began insulin within 1 month of their diagnosis (N=314). Results: The prevalence of mood disorders in persons with type 1 diabetes was 7.9% (95% CI 3.1-12.7) compared to 5.6% (95% CI 5.4-5.8) for those without type 1 diabetes (age- and sex-adjusted OR=1.56, 95% CI 1.04-2.34). Conclusions: Future research would benefit from the use of community-based representative samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diabetes and Its Complications
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Community sample
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Mood disorders
  • Type 1

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