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A statistical profile on the health of First Nations in Canada : Determinants of health, 1999 to 2003

2009

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It is the combined infl uence of the determinants of health that helps determine overall health status.1 1 A Statistical Profile on the Health of First Nations in Canada — Determinants of Health, 1999 to 2003 Health Canada Activities the regional offi. [...] A peak distributions of both the First Nations and the was observed in the age distribution of the total Canadian populations are presented below Registered Indian population between the ages of (Figure 1). [...] Th e median, rather which is the standard ‘adult’ population to whom than the average, is the preferred statistic to use the socio-economic questions of the Census when describing the income of a population since are addressed. [...] Th e unemployment rate is a key indicator of First Nations have lower levels of achievement the health of the economy and of society more than the general population in virtually all types generally. [...] In the general population, the gender gap is larger where 26.5% of males smoke compared to 22.0% One result of the educational disparities is the of females.18 lower income of First Nations.

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