Section 3

Priority Health Conditions Among Immigrant Children and Youth

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.

Section 3.5

Intestinal Parasites Affecting Immigrant Children and Youth

Section 3.6

Anemia among Immigrant Children and Youth

Section 3.7

Malaria and Tuberculosis and Immigrant Children and Youth

Section 3.8

Vision Health and Immigrant Children and Youth