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A review of Aboriginal infant mortality rates in Canada: striking and persistent Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal inequities.

Authors
  • Smylie, Janet
  • Fell, Deshayne
  • Ohlsson, Arne
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
101
Issue
2
Pages
143–148
Identifiers
PMID: 20524380
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Striking and persistent disparities persist in the IMRs for Status Indians and in communities with a high proportion of Inuit residents, compared to the general Canadian population. There is an urgent need to work in partnership with First Nations, Indian, Inuit, and Métis stakeholder groups to improve the quality and coverage of Aboriginal IMR information and to acquire information that would help to better understand and address the underlying causes of disparities in infant mortality between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population in Canada.

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