The influence of community well-being on mortality among Registered First Nations people
Author: Statistics Canada
Topic: Financial well-being
Publisher: Statistics Canada
Location: United States
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: July 20, 2016

Living in a community with lower socioeconomic status is associated with higher mortality. However, few studies have examined associations between community socioeconomic characteristics and mortality among the First Nations population. The Community Well-Being Index (CWB), a measure of the social and economic well-being of communities, consists of income, education, labour force participation, and housing components. A dichotomous variable was used to indicate residence in a community with a CWB score above or below the average for First Nations communities. Age standardized mortality rates (ASMRs) were calculated for First Nations cohort members in communities with CWB scores above and below the First Nations average.

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