Income and Health: the Effects on Aboriginal Communities

Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the Canadian average, a new report suggests. Entitled Improving the Health of Canadians, the report was produced by the Canadian Population Health Initiative. The report looks at the inequalities of health among different economic, demographic and ethnic groups in Canada, focusing on the health of children, Aboriginal peoples and the enduring disparities between Canadians of different income levels.