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Older Aboriginal Peoples in Canada – Demographics, Health Status and Access to Health Care


  • Mark W. Rosenberg
  • Kathi Wilson
  • Sylvia Abonyi
  • Adam Wiebe
  • Kelsey Beach
  • Robert Lovelace


This paper takes advantage of 2006 Census data, the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) and the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) to highlight some basic demographic trends among Older Aboriginal Peoples, their health status and their use of health services in the first part of this paper. In the second part of the paper, we connect the findings to what has been specifically written about Older Aboriginal Peoples, their health status and use of health services. Not surprisingly both the data analysis and literature are limited because the preponderance of data, analyses and the literature have focused on younger Aboriginal Peoples. In essence, this underscores the need for more in-depth research on Older Aboriginal Peoples as the demographics and health status of Aboriginal Peoples.

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  • Mark W. Rosenberg & Kathi Wilson & Sylvia Abonyi & Adam Wiebe & Kelsey Beach & Robert Lovelace, 2009. "Older Aboriginal Peoples in Canada – Demographics, Health Status and Access to Health Care," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 249, McMaster University.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcm:sedapp:249

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    1. Kaufert, Joseph M. & Koolage, William W., 1984. "Role conflict among 'culture brokers': The experience of native Canadian medical interpreters," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 283-286, January.
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    1. Wilson, Kathi & Rosenberg, Mark W. & Abonyi, Sylvia, 2011. "Aboriginal peoples, health and healing approaches: The effects of age and place on health," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 72(3), pages 355-364, February.

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    Older Aboriginal Peoples; First Nations; Inuit; Metis; health; health care; demographics;

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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