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

This statistic shows the percentage of Canadian First Nations youth that had a diagnosed chronic health condition as of 2015-2016. According to the survey, 12.7 percent of First Nations youth had been diagnosed with allergies as of that time.

Percentage of Canadian First Nations youth with select chronic health conditions from 2015 to 2016

Percentage of youth respondents
Anxiety disorder8.3%
Mood disorder6.6%
Learning disorder4.8%
Speech or language difficulties4.7%
Dermatitis/atopic eczema3.4%
Blindness or serious vision problems2.9%
Stomach or intestional problems2.1%
Chronic back pain1.6%
Chronic ear infections1.4%
Heart disease1.2%
Anemia (chronic)1.1%
Hearing impairment0.9%
Arthritis (excluding fibromyalgia)0.7%
High blood pressure*0.6%
Kidney problem*0.5%
Developmental disorder*0.4%
Emphysema, chroic bronchitis, COPD*0.3%
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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period

March 2015 to December 2016

Number of respondents

4,968 respondents

Age group

12 to 17 years

Special properties

253 communities

Supplementary notes

*High sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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