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
  • Vision
  • 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)
  • Vision