Scott Veldhuizen

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OBJECTIVES Previous large-scale population studies have reported that gay and bisexual men may be at increased risk for health disparities. This study was conducted to determine whether health status and health risk behaviours of Canadian men vary based on sexual orientation identity. METHODS Utilizing the Canadian Community Health Survey data (Cycle 2.1,(More)
Calcium-binding proteins containing local circuit neurons are distributed ubiquitously in the human cerebral cortex where they colocalize with a subpopulation of cells that contain GABA. Several reports using a variety of pathological models, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), have suggested that cells containing calcium-binding proteins are resistant to(More)
Even though individuals with psychiatric conditions have a prevalence of smoking approximately 2-4 times greater than the general population, surprisingly little evidence exists to inform an assessment of the full range of tobacco-related mortality in such populations. The current study aims to provide mortality estimates for conditions causally related to(More)
OBJECTIVE To add to the limited data on the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and treatment of bipolar disorder (BD) among immigrants. METHOD Data were obtained from a large epidemiologic survey, the Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health and Well-Being (CCHS 1.2). Lifetime prevalence rates of BD were compared between immigrant and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study reports on the lifetime prevalence and illness characteristics of bipolar disorder (BD) in a large, representative sample of Canadians. METHOD Data were obtained from the Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-Being. This representative, cross-sectional survey, conducted by Statistics Canada in 2002, examines the(More)
AIM Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are known to participate in active play less than typically developing children. However, it is not known whether the activity deficit between children with and without DCD widens or diminishes over time. METHOD Data were obtained from a large, prospective cohort study of children (baseline(More)
BACKGROUND Children with developmental coordination disorder have been found to be less likely to participate in physical activities and therefore may be at increased risk of overweight and obesity. We examined the longitudinal course of relative weight and waist circumference among school-aged children with and without possible developmental coordination(More)
OBJECTIVE Very little epidemiological work has examined comorbidity between depression and anxiety disorders in community-dwelling older adults, despite the fact these disorders are known to co-occur in younger adults and that this co-occurrence is associated with greater clinical severity. In this study, the authors examine psychiatric comorbidity and(More)
The current study sought to determine whether health status and health risk behaviors of Canadian women varied based on sexual identity. This was a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Canadian Community Health Survey: cycle 2.1, a national population-based survey designed to gather health data on a representative sample of over 135,000 Canadians(More)
Current tobacco-control strategies seek to inhibit and reduce smoking among adolescents. However, such strategies are probably undermined by the contraband tobacco market. Using data from Canada's 2006/2007 Youth Smoking Survey, we found that 13.1% of respondents who were daily smokers reported that contraband cigarettes were their usual brand. They(More)