Health

 Chart 12: Proportion of the population rating their health as 'Excellent' or 'Very good', population aged 15 and older, Canada

Smaller proportion of Aboriginal people reported excellent or very good health

The Canadian Community Health Survey reported that 62% of the total Canadian population aged 15 and older identified their health as being excellent or very good. The Aboriginal Peoples Survey showed that 58% of Métis adults reported their health as being excellent or very good in 2006, while 53% of First Nations people living off reserve reported being in excellent or very good health. Half of Inuit adults reported excellent or very good health in 2006.

Related data:

Data for the Aboriginal Peoples' Survey and the Aboriginal Children's Survey with self-reported health by sex for the Aboriginal identity, Aboriginal and registered Indian status.

Related articles:

Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2006: Fact Sheet: Inuit Health, Education and Country Food

This fact sheet provides information about Inuit children aged 6 to 14 and those aged 15 and over, as reported in the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and 2006 Census. Topics discussed include access to health care professionals, and country food.

Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2006: An overview of the health of the Métis population

This report highlights initial findings from the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) on Métis health and well-being, including the fact that nearly six in 10 (58%) Métis adults rated their health as excellent or very good, while the majority (84%) of Métis children 6 to 14 years of age were reported by their parents/guardians to be in excellent or very good health.

Canadian Community Health Survey, 2004: Obesity and the eating habits of the Aboriginal population

This article compares rates of overweight/obesity and obesity and food consumption patterns of off-reserve Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people aged 19 to 50 in Ontario and the western provinces, with the former being two and a half times more likely to be obese or overweight than the latter.

Canadian Community Health Survey, 2000/2001: Risk factors and chronic conditions among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations

This study compares several major risk factors and chronic conditions in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations living in the North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) and living off-reserve in southern Canada at two time points.

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