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The Health of Canada's Native People: An Overview.

  title={The Health of Canada's Native People: An Overview.},
  author={Brian D. Postl and Michael E. K. Moffatt},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
The health of Canada's Native people has improved considerably over the last 50 years. Nonetheless, standard rates of health measurement, including mortality and morbidity, remain remarkably elevated. There now exists a coincident burden of infectious and degenerative or chronic illness. Most significant, there is considerable mortality related to injuries, violence, and suicide, and these occurrences are related, to a large extent, to the abuse of alcohol. Many of the ensuing deaths are… CONTINUE READING