Year: 2009 Source: Health Reports, v.20, no.4, (December 2009), p.1-21 SIEC No: 20100046

This study describes mortality patterns among Metis & Registered Indian adults, compared with the non-Aboriginal population. The 1991-2001 Canadian census mortality follow-up study tracked mortality among a 15% sample of respondents, aged 25 or older. Age-specific & age-standardized mortality rates & period life tables based on the number of person-years at risk were calculated across the various groups. Compared with non-Aboriginal members of the cohort, life expectancy at 25 was 3.3 & 5.5 years shorter for Metis men & women, respectively, & 4.4 & 6.3 years shorter for Registered Indians. (52 refs.)