Recent health trends in the Native American population

  title={Recent health trends in the Native American population},
  author={T. Young},
  journal={Population Research and Policy Review},
  • T. Young
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Population Research and Policy Review
  • This paper reviews the changes in the health status of Native Americans since the mid-1950s, how the disease pattern differs from non-Natives, and regional differences within the Native American population. Despite some limitations, data from the Indian Health Service indicate that substantial decline in the infant mortality rate and mortality from such infectious diseases as tuberculosis and gastroenteritis has occurred. With the exception of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, the risk of… CONTINUE READING
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