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New report offers in-depth look at trends in over time in the health of First Nations communities 

A new report released by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) provides unprecedented insight into a wide range of factors affecting the health and well-being of First Nations people living on reserve and Northern communities across Canada.    

The National Report of The First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume Two,is the culmination of a landmark five-year survey process conducted by FNIGC and its Regional Partners across the country and contains data concerning First Nations language, culture, personal and community wellness, food security, physical activity and health-care access,

The key findings of Volume Two of the RHS Phase 3 include:

  • More than three-quarters (75.3%) of First Nations youth said they had abstained from any alcohol consumption in the previous year; a significantly higher proportion than that reported in the RHS Phase 2 (2008-2010), which showed that nearly two-thirds (61.0%) of youth had abstained from alcohol.
  • Nearly three-quarters (74.4%) of First Nations adults reported being directly or inter-generationally affected by their parents’ or grandparents’ attendance in Indian Residential School.
  • Only 1 in 10 (10.4%) youth reported smoking on a daily basis, and only 6.8% reported smoking on an occasional basis; this marks a significant decrease from the RHS Phase 2 (2008-2010) which reported 20.4% of youth were daily smokers (a decrease of nearly 50 percent) and 12.8% were occasional smokers.

Read more here: URL link to Volume Two press release.

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The National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume Two is a XXX-page report that was released in summer 2018. The final volume of a landmark two-volume report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS, or RHS) the only national health survey that is created, conducted and carried out by First Nations people.

The National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume One is a 1732-page report released in March 2018. It represents the first of a milestone two-volume report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS, or RHS) the only national health survey that is created, conducted and carried out by First Nations people.