Arthritis in the Canadian Aboriginal Population: North-South Differences in Prevalence and Correlates* *This article is part of a joint publication initiative between Preventing Chronic Disease and Chronic Diseases in Canada. Preventing Chronic Disease is the secondary publisher, while Chronic Diseases in Canada is the primary publisher.

BACKGROUND Information on arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders among Aboriginal people is sparse. Survey data show that arthritis and rheumatism are among the most commonly reported chronic conditions and their prevalence is higher than among non-Aboriginal people. OBJECTIVE To describe the burden of arthritis among Aboriginal people in northern… (More)