Following Canadian estimates of frailty, academic researchers and the Chiefs of Ontario came together to create the first Ontario-wide profile of aging in First Nations people in Ontario. Using self-reported data from First Nations adults who participated in the Ontario First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 2, we found that First Nations people in Ontario experience higher rates of frailty than the general Canadian population and early onset frailty appears to affect First Nations communities. This is important to consider as communities plan for health care needs of an aging population and is particularly relevant in the face of Covid-19, as we know severity is exacerbated by underlying health conditions.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was support by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Additional support was provided by Jennifer Walker through a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health.
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- Mots-clés vieillissement
- Premières Nations