The data in section 2 show that overall, the health of immigrant children and youth in Canada is on par or slightly better than that of their Canadian born counterparts. However, within the overall population of immigrant children and youth, certain sub-groups are at increased risk of various threats to their health and well-being. The prevalence of disease differs with exposure, migration patterns, living conditions, and genetic predispositions. The priority health conditions among immigrant children and youth were based on the evidence-based Canadian Immigrant Health Guidelines.
Vaccine Preventable Disease
3.3.1Why Are Vaccinations for Common Childhood Diseases Important for Immigrant & Refugee Children?
Dental Health among Immigrant Children and Youth
3.4.2Children/Youth Who Have Consulted a Dentist/Orthodontist in the Last Year, by Age & Immigrant status
Intestinal Parasites Affecting Immigrant Children and Youth
Anemia among Immigrant Children and Youth
Malaria and Tuberculosis and Immigrant Children and Youth
Vision Health and Immigrant Children and Youth