Nutrition Status of Adults (19-50)

Adults vs. Aboriginal Adults

How does the nutritional status of adults in Canada differ from the status of Aboriginal adults? What does this entail about the lifestyle of Aboriginals whom live off-reserve?

•Aboriginals living off reserve were three times more likely to be living in households experiencing food insecurity than was the case for all Canadians (10% – 27%)

•A lot of individual food surveys od not comprehensively include all the aboriginal groups

•Most off reserve population are not included in the surveys such as First Nation Inuit or Metis people

•People living off reserve are also too sparsely populated for a detailed analysis below the provincial, territorial boundaries

•The health systems differ according to the ethnicity of the aboriginals, and where they are located

•Based on the Community Well Being (CWB) scale for First Nations, it indicates that Aboriginal communities represent 65 of the 100 unhealthiest Canadian communities

•The First Nation population and the Canadian population tend to have similar long term health conditions. However, diabetes is more prevalent in the First Nation population.

-25% of males and 23% of females, have fat intakes about the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range

-based on adequate intake, there’s concern that Canadian adults aren’t meeting their needs for potassium and fibre

-the combined prevalence elf overweight and obesity among Canadian adults indicates that 7 in 10 men and 5 in 10 women had energy intakes that exceed their energy expenditure

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The percent of men and women diagnosed with diabetes in 2010

This graph shows the trends of the amount of men and women with diabetes based on their age and sex. This is significant because the increasing trend shows that bad eating habits adopted while younger, continue to deteriorate as people age.
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