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Self-rated health and mental health of lone fathers compared with lone mothers and partnered fathers: a population-based cross-sectional study
  1. Maria Chiu1,2,
  2. Farah Rahman1,
  3. Paul Kurdyak1,2,3,
  4. John Cairney1,4,
  5. Nathaniel Jembere5,
  6. Simone Vigod1,2,6
  1. 1Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  6. 6Women's College Hospital and Women's College Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maria Chiu, Mental Health and Addictions Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences G-106, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3M5, Canada; maria.chiu{at}ices.on.ca

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  • Contributors MC was the principal investigator and conceived the study. NJ performed the statistical analyses. All authors interpreted the data, critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content, and approved the final version of the manuscript. NJ had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

  • Funding This study was conducted using funding entirely from public sources. The study team received the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Evaluation Framework grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). PK has received operational support by an MOHLTC Health Services Research Fund Capacity Award to support this project. JC is supported by an endowed Research Chair from the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. SV is supported by Women's College Hospital, the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry and by a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) is funded by the Ontario MOHLTC.

  • Disclaimer The study results and conclusions are those of the authors, and should not be attributed to any of the funding agencies or sponsoring agencies. No endorsement by ICES or the Ontario MOHLTC is intended or should be inferred. All decisions regarding study design, publication, and data analysis were made independent of the funding agencies.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Research Ethics Board at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Statistics Canada obtained informed consent from participants to use the information collected in the surveys.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MC was the principal investigator and conceived the study. NJ performed the statistical analyses. All authors interpreted the data, critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content, and approved the final version of the manuscript. NJ had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

  • Funding This study was conducted using funding entirely from public sources. The study team received the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Evaluation Framework grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). PK has received operational support by an MOHLTC Health Services Research Fund Capacity Award to support this project. JC is supported by an endowed Research Chair from the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. SV is supported by Women's College Hospital, the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry and by a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) is funded by the Ontario MOHLTC.

  • Disclaimer The study results and conclusions are those of the authors, and should not be attributed to any of the funding agencies or sponsoring agencies. No endorsement by ICES or the Ontario MOHLTC is intended or should be inferred. All decisions regarding study design, publication, and data analysis were made independent of the funding agencies.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Research Ethics Board at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Statistics Canada obtained informed consent from participants to use the information collected in the surveys.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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