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.
11 Aug 2014