Health Transitions in Arctic Populations

University of Toronto PressSKU: 9780802094018

Author:
Bjerregaard, Peter|Young, T. Kue
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Arctic, Dene, Inuit, Sami, Yupik
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
485
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Copyright Data:
2008

Price:
Sale price$51.00

Description

Health Transitions in Arctic Populations describes and explains changing health patterns in these areas, how particular patterns came about, and what can be done to improve the health of Arctic peoples. This study correlates changes in health status with major environmental, social, economic, and political changes in the Arctic. T. Kue Young and Peter Bjerregaard seek commonalities in the experiences of different peoples while recognizing their considerable diversity. They focus on five Arctic regions - Greenland, Northern Canada, Alaska, Arctic Russia, and Northern Fennoscandia, offering a general overview of the geography, history, economy, population characteristics, health status, and health services of each. The discussion moves on to specific Indigenous populations (Inuit, Dene, and Sami), major health determinants and outcomes, and, finally, an integrative examination of what can be done to improve the health of circumpolar peoples.

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