Statistics Canada report offers insights on mental distress among Inuit

CBC News

December 8, 2015

A new Statistics Canada report finds that food insecurity, lack of access to health care, and inadequate housing are among some of the key social determinants that result in higher mental distress among Inuit.

The study, titled The Social Determinants of Higher Mental Distress among Inuit, is based on the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. It sampled over 2,500 people who identified as Inuit aged 18 years and over, living in Inuit Nunangat — or "Inuit homeland" — which is comprised of Nunavut, as well as northern regions of the Northwest Territories, Quebec, and Labrador.

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