Title: FIRST NATIONS REGIONAL HEALTH SURVEY (RHS) 2008/10: KEY FINDINGS FROM THE NATIONAL REPORT
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KEY FINDINGS

Approximately 30% (29.2%, 95% CI [±1.4]) of First Nations adults are under the age of 30, while 13.0% (95% CI [±0.5%] are 60 years or older.

28.6% of First Nations adult females are 18 to 29 years old, while 29.7% of First Nations adult males are 18 to 29 years old; 13.8% of First Nations adult females are 60 years or older, while 12.2% of First Nations adult males are 60 years or older (95% CIs [±2.0]), [±2.0], [±0.6], and [±0.7], respectively).

Approximately forty percent (39.9%, 95% CI [±1.9]) of First Nations adults reported having less than a high school education.

Just under half (47.2%, 95% CI [±2.0]) of First Nations adults living in First Nations communities were working for pay (wages, salary, or self-employed) at the time of thesurvey.

40.4% of First Nations adults reported that they struggle with providing food, 34.8% with transportation, 32.2% with utilities, 26.2% with clothing, 16.6% with child care, and 16.0% with shelter.

59.2% (95% CI: [±1.9]) of First Nations adults reported having lived outside of their First Nations community at some point in their lives, with 74.6% of these First Nations adults reported being away from their community for one or more years and 37.6% (95% CI[±2.2]) reporting living away for more than five years.

Among First Nations adults who had lived outside of their First Nations community, almost one-quarter (23.0%) of those aged 18 to 29 years reported having moved two or more times in the 12 months prior to the survey, compared to 9.2% aged 30 to 59 and 5.4% aged 60 or older.

Employment was the most frequently reported reason for moving among First Nations males (36.3%), while for females it was education (31.2%, 95% CIs [±2.6] and [±2.4], respectively).

Almost twice as many First Nations females as males reported moving for housingrelated reasons (11.9% vs. 6.6%, 95% CIs [±2.4] and [±1.9], respectively).

54.9% of First Nations adults reported that, while living outside of their First Nations community, they wanted to receive services, such as health and education, from their First Nations community, and 40.2% reported that they voted in their First Nations elections (95% CIs [±2.0] and [±2.8]).

Approximately half of all First Nations adults in both RHS 2008/10 (47.2%) and RHS 2002/03 (48.8%) reported that they were currently working for pay (i.e., wages, salary, self-employed).

The unemployment rate was higher among males (36.3%) than among females (25.3%) and was higher among younger adults. Among unemployed persons (58.2%), slight less than half reported that they were currently looking for work (44.9%)

Approximately 60% of First Nations adults reported a total annual personal income of less than $20,000 in RHS 2008/10 and in RHS 2002/03.

http://www.fnigc.ca/sites/default/files/RHS_Phase_II_-_Key_Findings.pdf
Reference (Biomedical Style):
FIRST NATIONS REGIONAL HEALTH SURVEY (RHS) 2008/10: KEY FINDINGS FROM THE NATIONAL REPORT. 2012.