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Arthritis in the Canadian Aboriginal population: north-south differences in prevalence and correlatesDownload
"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...
"Objectives: This is first of 2 papers on the Circumpolar Inuit Cancer Review, an international collaborative effort involving researchers and health officials from Alaska, Canada and Greenland. It covers the period 1989–2003, updating the last review (1969-1988) and together provides an overview...
"Objectives: This is the second of 2 papers reporting on the result of the Circumpolar Inuit Cancer Review, an international collaborative effort involving researchers and health officials from Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Methods: Inuit cancer cases by age-sex group and anatomic site were...
"Objective: To compare the characteristics and prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) among Native Indians, Inuit, andnon-Aboriginal Canadians. Methods: The study was based on four cross-sectional studies conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s involving threeethnic groups living in...
"We discovered that rare mutations in LMNA, which encodes lamins A and C, underlie autosomal dominant Dunnigan-type familial partial lipodystrophy. Because familial partial lipodystrophy is an extreme example of genetically disturbed adipocyte differentiation, it is possible that common variation...
Contributions to chronic disease prevention and control: studies among the Kivalliq Inuit since 1990Download
"A population-based health interview and examination survey of 8 Inuit communities in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, Canada, during the early 1990s has resulted in an increased understanding of the burden and extent of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and their risk factors such as genetics,...
Determinants of healthy eating in Aboriginal peoples in Canada: The current state of knowledge and research gapsDownload
Aboriginal peoples are the original inhabitants of Canada. These many diverse peoples have distinct languages, cultures, religious beliefs and political systems. The current dietary practices of Aboriginal peoples pose significant health risks. Interventions to improve the nutritional status of...
Dietary correlates of an at-risk BMI among Inuit adults in the Canadian high arctic: cross-sectional international polar year Inuit health survey, 2007-2008Download
"Background: The study’s objective was to investigate the dietary correlates of an at-risk body mass index (BMI) among Inuit adults from thirty-six communities across the Canadian Arctic using data from the cross-sectional International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey, conducted in 2007–2008....
Emerging obesity among preschool-aged Canadian Inuit children: results from the Nunavut Inuit Child Health SurveyDownload
"Objectives: The study goal was to evaluate the growth status of preschool-age Canadian Inuit children. Study design: As part of a larger study of population health across the Canadian High Arctic, the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey collected growth and nutrition data on 388...