Abstract - Relationship of socioeconomic and geographic factors on asthma among Canada's Aboriginal population: an analysis of the 2001 Aboriginal People's Survey - International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 69, no. 2

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Title: Relationship of socioeconomic and geographic factors on asthma among Canada's Aboriginal population: an analysis of the 2001 Aboriginal People's Survey - International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 69, no. 2

Date: 2010

Author(s): Eric J. Crighton, Kathi Wilson, Sacha Senécal

Abstract: Data were collected in 2000 and 2001 through a survey of Aboriginal children and adults residing on- and off-reserve as part of the 2001 Aboriginal People's Survey (APS). The asthma related outcome variables – physician-diagnosed asthma, attack in past year and regular use of inhalants – were examined in relation to socio-economic and geographic factors such as income, education, housing and location of residence. The results show variations in asthma diagnosis, attacks and inhalant use across geographic location, socio-economic and demographic characteristics. Geographic location was found to be significantly associated with asthma for both adults and children, with those living in the northern territories, on-reserve or rural locations being the least likely to be diagnosed. Geographic location and Aboriginal identity were also found to be significantly associated with asthma medication use.

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