CANRISK was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The questionnaire helps Canadians identify their risk of pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. It is mainly for adults between the ages of 45 to 74, but may also be used for younger groups in high-risk populations. Completing the questionnaire gives patients an overall CANRISK score that shows their risk of having pre-diabetes or diabetes.
You will be asked questions about important risk factors for diabetes. These include your age, family history of diabetes, ethnicity, and other factors. You will also be asked to measure your waist circumference.
Please answer the questions as honestly and completely as you can. The answers to these questions are completely confidential and are meant to help you better understand your risks of developing type 2 diabetes.
CANRISK scores have been validated against diagnostic gold standard blood tests in a recent Canadian study for use in assessing diabetes risk in Canada's multi-ethnic population. This peer-reviewed study involved more than 6000 blood-tested adults (Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, Dec. 2011).
The Government of New Brunswick and the Public Health Agency of Canada are not permanently storing or collecting information users provide while completing the CANRISK questionnaire. Any information provided is automatically deleted when the user closes the online session linked to the questionnaire. To protect your personal information when online it is good practice to clear the Web browser cache regularly, delete any search history and protect any printed personal information.