Regional Differences in Indian Health 199899, the companion publication to Trends in Indian Health 199899, provides regional information on the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives based on data from the 12 IHS regional administrative units called Area Offices.
The tables and charts contained in the IHS Regional Differences in Indian Health describe the IHS program and the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives residing in the IHS service area. The IHS service area consists of counties on or near Federal Indian reservations. The Indians residing in the service area comprise about 60 percent of all Indians residing in the United States. Information pertaining to the IHS structure and American Indian and Alaska Native demography and patient care are included. Current regional differences are depicted, and comparisons to the general population are made, when appropriate. Historical trend information can be found in the IHS companion publication called Trends in Indian Health 199899.
The entire Regional Differences in Indian Health 199899 is available in one large PDF file (5.26MB) for those with faster Internet connections. The material is also grouped into four smaller PDF files* (see file descriptions below) for those with slower Internet connections. If you only want part of the publication, you may download only the specific files in which you are interested.
The first pdf file (2.07MB) contains
- Table of Contents
- Overview of the Indian Health Service Program
- Purpose and Description of Regional Differences in Indian Health
- Summary of Data Shown
- Initiative To Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
- Sources and Limitations of Data
- Sources of Additional Information
The second pdf file (583KB) contains
- Part 1Indian Health Service Structure
- Part 2Population Statistics
- Part 3Natality and Infant/Maternal Mortality Statistics
The third pdf file (948KB) contains
- Part 4General Mortality Statistics
The fourth pdf file (1.41MB) contains
- Part 5Patient Care Statistics
- Glossary of ICD-9 Codes
- Index to Charts and Tables
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