7.5.6 Percentage of Indigenous youth aged 15 to 24 years who have a regular medical doctor, by Indigenous identity, Canada, 2012

First Nations Métis Inuit
Indigenous Identity 68.9 71.7 30.1

Note: Excludes persons living on Indian reserves or settlements.

Source: CICH graphic created with data adapted from Statistics Canada. Table 577-0003 – Aboriginal Peoples Survey, access to and use of health care services, by Aboriginal identity, age group and sex, population aged 6 years and over, Canada, provinces and territories, occasional.

In 2012, 68% of Indigenous youth aged 15 to 24 years had a regular medical doctor.

This was the case for 69% of First Nations youth, 72% of Métis youth, but only 30% of Inuit youth.

Access to health care in the community is an important aspect of community supports for children and youth and an important determinant of health. There are many Indigenous youth who do not have access to regular health care – such as a family doctor.

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