Regional Differences in Indian Health 2002-2003 Edition, the companion publication to Trends in Indian Health, provides regional information on the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) based on data from the twelve Indian Health Service (IHS) regional administrative units called Area Offices.
This publication uses narrative, charts, and tables to describe the IHS program and the health status of AI/AN residing in the IHS service area. The IHS service area consists of counties on or near Federal Indian reservations. The AI/AN residing in the service area comprise about 56 percent of all AI/AN residing in the United States. Information pertaining to the IHS organizational structure, and AI/AN demographic and patient care statistics is included. Current regional differences are presented and comparisons to the general population are made when appropriate. Historical trend information can be found in the IHS companion publication entitled: Trends in Indian Health 2002-2003 Edition.
Brochure (PDF - 535KB)
Cover Page & Front Text (PDF - 2.9MB)
Part 1: IHS Structure (PDF - 1.8MB)
Part 2: Population Statistics (PDF - 1.4MB)
Part 3: Natality & Infant/Maternal Mortality Statistics (PDF - 4.7MB)
Part 4: General Mortality Statistics (PDF - 11MB)
Part 5: Patient Care Statistics (PDF - 1.9MB)
Glossary & Index (PDF - 700KB)
Covers (PDF - 224KB)
Please e-mail questions and comments to Kirk Greenway (email@example.com), Principal Statistician and Director, Division of Program Statistics, Office of Public Health Support.