An overview of factors influencing the health of Canadian Inuit infants.

@article{Jenkins2003AnOO,
  title={An overview of factors influencing the health of Canadian Inuit infants.},
  author={Alison L Jenkins and Theresa W Gyorkos and Kate N Culman and Brian J Ward and Gary S Pekeles and Elaine L. Mills},
  journal={International journal of circumpolar health},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={17-39}
}
BACKGROUND Inuit infants throughout the Arctic experience higher mortality and poorer health than their non-Inuit counterparts, and suffer disproportionately from bacterial and viral infections. STUDY DESIGN This review examines the health status of these infants, with a focus on Canadian Inuit communities and reference to other circumpolar regions, as appropriate. It is based on a Medline search (1965 to present), special analyses of the 1996 Canadian Census and various national surveys, and… CONTINUE READING