Rates of infant mortality higher among indigenous children in Canada, the US, Australia, and New ZealandBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1379 (Published 02 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1379
- Barbara Kermode-Scott
Indigenous children in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand experience higher rates of infant mortality, as well as injury and unintentional death, compared with non-indigenous children, a report has said.
The Indigenous Children’s Health Report: Health Assessment in Action was authored by a group of international researchers based in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
They found health status disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous children (0-12 years old) in all four countries. Infant mortality rates were 1.7 to 4 times higher in indigenous infants than in non-indigenous infants. For …