Myocardial infarction in Québec rural and urban populations between 1995 and 1997

Julie Loslier, Alain Vanasse, Théophile Niyonsenga, Josiane Courteau, Gabriela Orzanco, Abbas Hemiari

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Introduction: There is abundant evidence of health inequities between urban and rural populations. The purpose of this paper is to describe the socioeconomic characteristics of Québec urban and rural populations and the relation between rurality and incidence of myocardial infarction (MI), care management and outcomes. Methods: Socioeconomic data by census subdivisions were available from the 1996 Canadian census, representing 7,137,245 individuals. Data on patients with MI were taken from the provincial administrative health database (MED-ECHO), which is managed by the Ministry of Health and contains clinical and demographic information collected when patients are released from acute care hospitals in Québec. Results: We included a total of 37,678 cases compiled over the 3 years of follow-up in the analyses. Residents of rural areas with low urban influence have higher MI incidence rates than all of the other populations in the study. In comparison with urban populations, their observed rural counterparts are at a disadvantage with regard to education, employment and income. Although angioplasty and coronary artery bypass graft surgery rates were higher in more urban areas, the survival rate was lower than in rural areas. Conclusions: This study revealed geographic heterogeneity of MI incidence, revascularization rates and survival rates among urban and rural populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian journal of rural medicine : the official journal of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada = Journal canadien de la médecine rurale : le journal officiel de la Société de médecine rurale du Canada
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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