Health Conditions Among Navajo Indians


Although data available do not permit an accurate appraisal of Navajo health conditions, mortality and morbidity rates appear to be unnecessarily high. Measurement of health conditions is hampered by lack of complete data either on the base population involved or on deaths and illnesses. Even with this lack of specificity, however, it is obvious that mortality and morbidity rates for most of the major diseases are far in excess of the rates for the total US population. Tables. Bibliography.