Health Risks Factors Among American Indians and Alaska Native Elders

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Date
2006
Citation
Journal of Native Aging and Health, 1(2), 17-24
Description
Chronic disease rates are higher among American Indian and Alaska Native elders although they exercise more and have higher rates of participation in multiple exercise activities. Research concerning the relationship between chronic disease and health risk factors is limited for American Indian and Alaska Native elder populations. This paper indicated results of an analysis of the effect of risk factors on chronic disease from a survey of 9,296 Native elders, representing 171 tribes from 88 sites. The sampling design employed systematic random sampling for larger tribes, with smaller tribes (fewer than 200) interviewing all or the majority of their elders. The data suggest that smokers, drinkers, and non-exercisers are at increase risk for chronic disease.
Center
Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Leander McDonald, Richard Ludtke, Kyle Muus