Health Characteristics of the American Indian and Alaska Native Adult Population

Posted on March 25, 2010

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The Division of Health Interview Statistics announces the release of a new report Health Characteristics of the American Indian and Alaska Native Adult Population: United States, 2004-2008
This report compares national estimates for selected health status indicators, health behaviors, health care utilization, health conditions, immunizations, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing status for American Indians and Alaska Natives with those for white, black, Asian, and Hispanic adults aged 18 years and over.   Estimates are presented by sex, age, education, poverty status, marital status, health insurance coverage for persons under 65 years of age, and Indian Health Service geographic regions for American Indians and Alaska Natives and other race and ethnicity groups. The report can be found at this link http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr020.pdf

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