The Health Status of Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives An Analysis of Select Vital Records and Census Data Sources


At the turn of the 20th century, over one million Americans reporting American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) heritage on the 2000 census lived in 34 urban areas which are currently served by Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHO) funded in part by the U.S. Indian Health Service. This report briefly reviews selected census, mortality, and birth data in an effort to assess the health status of Urban Indians living in UIHO service areas. 99 p.