Health Status of the Arctic Residents
In recent years there has been significant improvement
in the general health of the indigenous peoples of the
North. However, significant health disparities remain
between indigenous residents and majority populations.
For instance, shorter life expectancy and mortality related
to suicide and injuries are still more frequent.
Lifestyle related conditions, such as obesity, diabetes
mellitus, and circulatory disease have become more frequent.
Since the age structure in the indigenous populations
includes a large number of young persons, preventive
measures are very important in reducing the burden
of these diseases.
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