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Statistics Canada reports high rates of disability among Inuit, Métis, and off-reserve First Nations people –

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201950 Views

December 12th, 2019

Canada’s Indigenous population is significantly younger, on average, than the population as whole.

Yet First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people living off reserve still have high rates of disability, according to a new study by Statistics Canada.

Based on information gathered from the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, four in 10 First Nations living off reserve and Métis had a “severe” or “very severe” disability. One in three Inuit reported having this.

Moreover, one in five First Nations people living off reserve and Métis had a pain-related disability, compared to just over one in 10 Inuit.

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