Year: 2004 Source: Health Reports, v.15, no.1, (January 2004), p.51-60 SIEC No: 20040360

In this study, potential years of life lost (PYLL) before age 75 in health regions with a relatively high proportion of Aboriginal residents is compared, by cause of death, with all other health regions. The PYLL rate per 1000 person-years at risk for all causes of death was about 50% greater in the high-Aboriginal health regions than in the other group. Almost 40% of total PYLL in high-Aboriginal health regions was attributable to injuries, notably, suicide & motor vehicle accidents. (32 refs)