Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Youth An Analysis of Select National Data Sources March 2009


This report provides a review of the urban AI/AN youth population and their health risk behaviors from four national data sources. Where available, census and vital statistics data are provided for the U.S. counties served by the 34 non-profit urban Indian health organizations that contract with the federal Indian Health Service. Data from the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey is not available at the county-level; therefore urban youth are examined as a proxy for these urban counties. 32 p.