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Statistical Profile on the Health of First Nations in Canada

Creator: Health Canada

Geography: North America, Canada

Categories: Aboriginal Health

Tags: aboriginal health, alcohol, asthma, birthweight, cardiovascular diseases, cause of death, deaths/mortality, demographics/population trends, determinants of health, diabetes, disabilities, education, employment, ethnicity, fertility, health care services, hepatitis, hypertension, income, infant mortality, life expectancy, low birthweight, mammograms, mental health, physical activity, potential years of life lost (PYLL), reproductive health, screening, sexual health, smoking, sti/hiv/aids, tobacco use, tuberculosis (TB)

URL: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/aborig-autoch/2009-stats-profil/index-eng.php

Annotation:

Three separate reports discuss the Health of First Nations in Canada, each focussing on a different area of health.

  • Determinants of Health, 1999 to 2003
    The first report, Determinants of Health, 1999 to 2003 (accessible via link above), “presents a national description of the non-medical determinants of health among First Nations people on-reserve in Canada, including education, labour force characteristics, personal health practices, culture and physical environment. These determinants of health are in keeping with the health determinants model that is complementary to Aboriginal perspectives of wellness.”
    PDF, 54 pages.
    NOTE: This PDF is archived. To access the PDF, click the title below the yellow “Archived Content” box.
  • Vital Statistics for Atlantic and Western Canada 2001/2002
    The second report, Vital Statistics for Atlantic and Western Canada 2001/2002, “provides information on demographic indicators for Registered (Status) First Nations people in Atlantic and Western Canada.” Appendix 3 consists of various vital statistics tables, e.g., age distribution, fertility rates, percentage live births, age specific mortality rates, leading causes of death.
    PDF, 66 pages.
  • Self-rated Health and Selected Conditions, 2002 to 2005
    The third report, Self-rated Health and Selected Conditions, 2002 to 2005, “presents a national description of the health status of First Nations people on-reserve in Canada.” The health status indicators discussed in the report include: Self-rated health, and mental health and well-being; prevalence of disability; prevalence and/or incidence of select health conditions (e.g., diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV, STI, Hepatitis C).
    PDF, 40 pages.
    Note: This PDF has been archived. Please click the "Continue to PDF" link below the text to access it.