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Economic downturn taking toll on health of Canadians – CMA report card

The economic downturn is taking a toll on the health of Canadians according to the Canadian Medical Association’s annual report card.

The report card represents a poll of Canadians conducted in July by Ipsos Read Public Affairs.

According to the report:

• More than one in four Ontarians (27%) say they agree the economic downturn has impacted their health – 7 per cent say they agree strongly. Nearly one in three Quebecers (32%) say their health has been impacted.

• More than one in three Canadians (34%) say that they feel stressed and/or overwhelmed as a result of financial concerns. The number rises to close to half (46%) among those who earn less than $30,000 per year.

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