Share of Canadian aboriginals with arthritis 2007-2014, by aboriginal identity

This statistic presents the percentage of aboriginals in Canada who had been diagnosed by a health professional as having arthritis from 2007 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014, by aboriginal identity. It was found that in the period from 2011 to 2014, around 14.6 percent of the Inuit population had arthritis.

Percentage of aboriginals in Canada who had been diagnosed with arthritis from 2007 to 2014, by aboriginal identity

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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2007 to 2014

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

* The terms "First Nations" and "North American Indian" can be interchanged. The term "First Nations" refers to the First Nations population living off reserve.


Respondents who reported that they have been diagnosed by a health professional as having arthritis.
Arthritis includes rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, but excludes fibromyalgia. Starting with the 2011 questionnaire, in French only, the word arthrose" was added to the question as patients tend to associate the word "arthrite" with rheumatoid arthritis and "arthrose" with degenerative arthritis.

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