Health Canada has released a four-report series, A Statistical Profile on the Health of First Nations in Canada. It contains detailed information on a range of health-related topics, including determinants of health, hospitalizations, perinatal health, life expectancy, and communicable diseases among First Nations people. These reports update information last published by Health Canada in 2005.
The first report, Determinants of Health, 1999 to 2003, provides a snapshot of the non-medical determinants of health among First Nations living on-reserve in Canada, including education, labour force characteristics, personal health practices, culture and physical environment.
The second report, Health Services Utilization in Western Canada, 2000, presents information on health services utilization by the First Nations on- and off-reserve population, as identified in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
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 last report, Vital Statistics for Atlantic and Western Canada, 2001/2002, provides information on vital statistics for Registered First Nations people in Atlantic and Western Canada.
To obtain a print copy of any of these reports, please contact the Health Information, Analysis and Research Division. It is important that you provide your full postal address in your request.