Study shows poverty among urban Aboriginal people in Hamilton in a major barrier to good health

Thursday, July 17, 2014

78 per cent of First Nations adults in Hamilton earn less than $20,000 per year, according to study:

Hamilton’s urban aboriginal people face multiple barriers to health care, significant rates of chronic disease and elevated emergency room visit levels compared to the rest of the city, according to a landmark study from St. Michael’s Hospital.

The study, published Thursday in medical journal BMJ Open, marks the first time researchers have accessed detailed information about how an urban aboriginal population in Canada uses health care.

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