Prevalence of chronic health conditions among Canadian First Nations adults 2015-2016

This statistic shows the percentage of First Nations adults in Canada with select diagnosed chronic health conditions from March 2015 to December 2016. During this time, around 21.5 percent of First Nations adults reported they had been diagnosed with allergies.

Percentage of First Nations adults in Canada with select diagnosed chronic health conditions in 2015-2016

Percentage of repondents
Allergies21.5%
Arthritis18.3%
High blood pressure17.2%
Diabetes15.9%
Chronic back pain12.4%
High cholesterol10.2%
Asthma9.6%
Anxiety disorder8.9%
Stomach or intestinal problems8%
Mood disorder7.8%
Hearing impairment6.9%
Dermatitis/atopic eczema5.5%
Thyroid5.2%
Cataracts4.3%
Heart disease4.2%
Anemia (chronic)4%
Blidness or serious vision problems3.8%
Kidney problems3.3%
Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD2.5%
Osteoporosis2.4%
Learning disorder2.3%
ADD/ADHD*2.2%
Cancer2%
Speech or language difQiculties1.6%
Effects of stroke1.4%
Tuberculosis1.3%
Liver disease1.2%
Glaucoma1.1%
Hepatitis0.9%
Epilepsy0.6%
Neurological disease0.4%
Alzheimer's disease or other dementia0.3%
HIV/AIDS*0.2%
Autism spectrum disorder*0.1%
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

March 2015 to December 2016

Number of respondents

12,137 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

253 communities

Supplementary notes

* High sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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