Skip to content Skip to navigation

Using GIS in a first national mapping of functional disability among older American Indians and Alaska Natives from the 2000 census

TitleUsing GIS in a first national mapping of functional disability among older American Indians and Alaska Natives from the 2000 census
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMoss, MP, Schell, MC, Goins, RT
JournalInt J Health GeogrInt J Health Geogr
Volume5
Pagination37
ISBN Number1476-072X (Electronic)<br/>1476-072X (Linking)
Accession Number16948854
KeywordsAged, Censuses, Disabled Persons/ statistics & numerical data, Geographic Information Systems, Humans, Indians, North American/ statistics & numerical data, United States/epidemiology
AbstractBACKGROUND: Geographical information systems (GIS) have been used mainly in understanding infectious diseases and environmental threats in health research. Here, GIS was used to examine patterns of functional disability as one impact of chronic disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives. The study purpose was to create the first national mapping of functional disability for AIANs using the 2000 U.S. Census. RESULTS: American Indians and Alaska Natives over age 65 reported disability at a rate of 57.6% versus 41.9% for all people over 65 (P
Ethno Med: