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dc.contributor.supervisor Menec, Verena (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sakib, Mohammad Nazmus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-06T19:13:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-06T19:13:16Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-13 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-07-04T04:26:09Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33087
dc.description.abstract Multimorbidity is often considered a health problem of older people, but recent research shows that it is also prevalent among younger people. This thesis aimed to examine various aspects of multimorbidity among middle-aged people (45–64 years) using Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging baseline data. In the first manuscript, the prevalence of multimorbidity and its association with sociodemographic and lifestyle factors were examined. The prevalence of multimorbidity, defined as the coexisting three or more chronic conditions, was high among middle-aged people (39.59%). Multivariate logistic regression showed that being older, female and low income were associated with multimorbidity. Alcohol intake was found to be protective against multimorbidity. In the second manuscript, the association between multimorbidity and labour force participation was examined. Multivariate logistic regression showed that multimorbidity was associated with being retired and unemployed, but not the number of hours worked. This thesis showed that multimorbidity is prevalent among middle-aged people. Preventive strategies targeted at this age group may prevent the negative consequences of multimorbidity. en_US
dc.subject Multimorbidity en_US
dc.subject Middle-aged en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Chronic condition en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject Labour force participation en_US
dc.subject Cross-sectional study en_US
dc.subject Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging en_US
dc.title Examining multimorbidity among middle-aged Canadians en_US
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Shooshtari, Shahin (Community Health Sciences) St. John, Philip (Internal Medicine) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2018 en_US


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