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      Association between household food insecurity and annual health care costs.

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          Abstract

          Household food insecurity, a measure of income-related problems of food access, is growing in Canada and is tightly linked to poorer health status. We examined the association between household food insecurity status and annual health care costs.

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          Journal
          CMAJ
          CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
          Joule Inc.
          1488-2329
          0820-3946
          Oct 06 2015
          : 187
          : 14
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto (Tarasuk, Dachner); Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Cheng, de Oliveira, Kurdyak); Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (Cheng, Kurdyak); Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (de Oliveira, Kurdyak), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois (Gundersen), Urbana, Ill. valerie.tarasuk@utoronto.ca.
          [2 ] Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto (Tarasuk, Dachner); Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Cheng, de Oliveira, Kurdyak); Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (Cheng, Kurdyak); Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (de Oliveira, Kurdyak), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois (Gundersen), Urbana, Ill.
          Article
          cmaj.150234
          10.1503/cmaj.150234
          4592315
          26261199
          ce522766-c501-4481-9d6b-a25efd9902bd

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