Source: CMAJ 2019 March 25;191:E325-36. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.181374
BACKGROUND: Indigenous Peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress and suicide. We sought to assess the socioeconomic inequalities in psychological distress and suicidal behaviours, and the factors that explain them within Indigenous peoples living off-reserve.
INTERPRETATION: Substantial income related inequalities in psychological distress and suicidal behaviours exist among Indigenous peoples living off reserve in Canada. Policies designed to address major contributing factors such as food insecurity and income may help reduce these inequalities.