Neil J Goedhuis

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BACKGROUND Compared with other Canadians, First Nations peoples experience a disproportionate burden of illness and disease. Potential years of life lost (PYLL) before age 75 highlights the impact of youthful or early deaths. DATA AND METHODS The 1991 to 2001 Canadian census mortality follow-up study tracked a 15% sample of adults aged 25 or older over(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of clinically identified hepatitis B cases, as well as the demographic and risk behaviour profiles of these cases in a defined Canadian population. METHODS An enhanced hepatitis surveillance system was established in October 1998 to identify acute hepatitis B and C cases in Canada. Acute and likely acute cases, as(More)
Since hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can have serious sequelae, especially if infection occurs during childhood, there is a continuing need to examine its epidemiology so as to inform control measures. We analyzed trends in disease incidence and patterns of hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in both Canadian-born and non-Canadian-born children from(More)
Objectives . To compare cancer incidence patterns between residents of Inuit Nunangat and the rest of Canada. Study design . Cancer cases were geographically linked to either Inuit Nunangat or the rest of Canada using postal codes or other geographic information. Population estimates were derived from the 2001 and 2006 censuses. Methods . Cancer cases were(More)
In comparison with other Canadian provinces and most Western countries, the province of Manitoba maintains a different vaccination policy for hepatitis B. This policy provides selective antenatal screening for hepatitis B in women and an inoculation program for hepatitis B vaccination for fourth-grade pupils. There has been increasing concern for this(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare cardiovascular disease mortality patterns between First Nations people and non-Aboriginal adults by sex and by income adequacy quintile and level of educational attainment. METHODS A 15% sample of 1991 Canadian census respondents aged 25 years or older was previously linked to 11 years of mortality data. In this study, First Nations(More)
BACKGROUND Avoidable mortality is a measure of deaths that potentially could have been averted through effective prevention practices, public health policies, and/or provision of timely and adequate health care. This longitudinal analysis compares avoidable mortality among First Nations and non-Aboriginal adults. DATA AND METHODS Data are from the(More)
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