The Indicators  

Figure 18: Percentage of those Reporting Fair or Poor Health by Household Income and Off-Reserve Aboriginal Status, Canada (2000-2001)

Self-reported health status is lower for First Nations than for Albertans and Canadians. This is reinforced by information on key risk factors for chronic conditions including body weight, smoking and addictions.

Figure 21: Body Mass Index for First Nations Children and Youth On-Reserve (2002-2003)

First Nations are much more likely to abstain from alcohol consumption than their Albertan and Canadian counterparts.

Figure 27: Heavy Drinking more than 12 Times a Year by Age Group for First Nations in Canada (2002)