Child Survey

What was the Nunavut child health survey about?

The Nunavut Child Inuit Health Survey of children, ages 3 – 5, focused on

  • Nutritional health
  • Healthy growth and bones
  • Vision
  • Exposure to mercury
  • Medical history.

What were the major topics of the child health survey questionnaires?

  • Home environment
  • Food habits
  • Food security and access to country food
  • General health
  • Respiratory health

Who participated in the Nunavut child health survey?

  • 16 communities in Nunavut
  • 388 preschool-aged children 3-5 years of age
  • 184 boys and 204 girls, mean age was 4.4 years

What are the most pressing health concerns emerging from the Nunavut child health survey?

  • Food insecurity, overweight and obesity
  • Too many children consumed drinks and snacks with high amounts of sugar and fat
  • Respiratory illnesses are common 

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