Income, not just poor housing, tied to First Nations respiratory ailments, StatsCan says

From the article by Tim Fontaine published by CBC on April 21, 2017:

While much has been made of the links between mouldy, overcrowded houses and the health of First Nations people, a new report released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday suggests that income level is even more important.

“The results showed First Nations living on reserve were nearly three times more likely to be hospitalized for respiratory tract infections and for those living off reserve the likelihood was about two times higher compared to non-Aboriginal persons,” said Gisèle Carriere, one of the authors of the report, Housing conditions and respiratory hospitalizations among First Nations people in Canada.

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