The Nunavut Child Inuit Health Survey looked at the health of children, ages 3 – 5, with a focus on:
- Nutritional health
- Healthy growth and bones
- Medical history
How did it happen?
The Nunavut Inuit Child Health Survey was conducted on land in communities by a travelling team of interviewers, health care professionals and research assistants.
Randomly selected households were contacted and asked if they wanted their child, ages 3 – 5, to participate.
Caregivers came with their children to appointments held in their community.
They were asked to answer questions about their child’s eating habits, general health and medical history. A short clinical appointment was also done to look at the child’s:
- Nutrient status including vitamin D and iron
- Bone health
- Exposure to mercury
- Exposure to a bacteria (H. pylori) that may cause weak blood (iron deficiency)