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Risk factors and chronic conditions among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations
Creator: Statistics Canada
Tags: aboriginal health, alcohol, arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, chronic diseases, diabetes, ethnicity, health surveys, hypertension, morbidity, obesity, physical activity, risk factors, smoking, stroke, tobacco use
PDF, 9 pages.
“In Canada, the prevalence of behavioural risk factors and chronic conditions differs for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, but little research has examined changes over time. This study compares several major risk factors and chronic conditions in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations not living on reserves in the North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) and in southern Canada at two time points. The data are from cycle 1.1 (2000/2001) and cycle 3.1 (2005/2006) of the Canadian Community Health Survey: 115,990 respondents aged 20 or older, and 118,716 respondents, respectively. Overall, 3.8% of respondents reported Aboriginal cultural or racial background. Crude prevalence estimates, adjusted odds ratios, and bootstrap-derived confidence intervals were calculated for seven risk factors and nine chronic conditions at each time point.”
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