Cumulative toll of exposure to stressors in Canadians: An allostatic load profile

Articles and reports: 82-003-X201900600002


The cumulative toll of exposure to stressors (psychosocial, chemical, physical) can contribute to disease processes. The concept of allostatic load, essentially the cost of maintaining physiological stability in response to environmental demands, may be useful in assessing broad population health impacts of stressors beyond morbidity and mortality. In this study, allostatic load scores were generated for Canadians using data from cycles 1, 2, and 3 (2007 to 2013) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, and associations with age, sex, education and household income were examined.

Issue Number: 2019006
Author(s): Thomson, Errol M.; Kalayci, Harun; Walker, Mike

Main Product: Health Reports

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