Cities Changing Diabetes - Rule of Halves Analysis

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
Principal Investigator: 
Millar ,John
InSource Research Group Ltd.
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Income band (Statistics Canada)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
consolidation - census geocodes
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

Research Questions and Objectives:

OB1: What do we know about diabetes prevalence and treatment in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Surrey and Richmond?
OB1a: What is the prevalence of diagnosed DM2 in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Surrey and Richmond (RoH
Pillar 2)?
OB1b: Of all those diabetics who have been diagnosed, what percentage receive care (RoH Pillar 3)?
OB1c: Of those with diabetes who have been diagnosed and receive care, what percentage achieve
treatment targets (RoH Pillar 4)?
OB1d: Of those achieving treatment targets, what percentage have no complications (RoH Pillar5)?

OB2: What areas of Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Surrey and Richmond are particularly at risk?

OB3: What are the gaps? What don't we know?


The majority of DM2 disease burden is socially and culturally mediated and will be found to occur more prevalently in more vulnerable neighborhoods and groups of people. Access to care, the quality of care and the outcomes of care will be found to vary by neighborhood and socioeconomic conditions. The application of the analysis and results will, through a collective impact approach to complex system change enable more effective prevention and care of DM2 and hence reduce the burden and costs of diabetes in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Surrey and Richmond.

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