Year: 1996 Source: Rockville, Maryland: Indian Health Service, 1996. 158p. SIEC No: 20010633

This book describes the Indian Health Service program & the health status of American Indians & Alaskan Natives residing in Indian Health Service areas. Information pertaining to the Indian Health Service structure, American Indian & Alaska Native demography, patient care, & community health are included. Historical trends are depicted & comparisons to other population groups are made when appropriate. Tables & charts are grouped into 6 major categories: 1) Indian Health Service structure, 2) population statistics, 3) natality & infant/maternal mortality statistics, 4) general mortality statistics, 5) patient care statistics, & 6) community health statistics. 2 charts & 2 tables provide statistics on suicide mortality.