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Native Aging Fact Sheets Archive

Fact sheets include analysis of the national data from the Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders to report the trends and offer recommendations.

  • Oral Health in Native American Elderly, 2014
    The National Resource Center on Native American Aging has released a fact sheet using nationwide data from “Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders.” Includes information on dental work needed and overall oral health indicators.
  • Elder Abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, 2013
    This fact sheet summarizes the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native elders that would utilize elder programs that could assist in preventing elder abuse. In addition, the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native elders that would take advantage of caregiver, financial assistance, legal assistance, personal care, and transportation programs if they were offered by their respective tribes.
  • Fall Incidents and Native American Elderly, 2012
    Presents the results of Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders that was conducted between 2008 and 2011, by tribal members for over 300 American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads throughout Indian Country.
  • Congestive Heart Failure, 2010
    The study examined congestive health failure among American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Covers the prevalence of CHF among American Indian/Alaska Native elders, assessing gender and age patterns of CHF prevalence, determining other disorder that are commonly found among American Indian/Alaska Native elders with CHF, and examining the relationship between CHF, physical activity, and body mass index.
  • Hypertension in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders, 2008
    Outlines the prevalence of hypertension among the American Indian and Alaska Native population as identified through studies. Uses text and graphs to display information by age, gender, and disease.
  • Functional Limitations and the Future Needs for Long Term Care, 2002
    Examines functional limitations among Native American elders using data collected across the nation.
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Rural Native American Elders, 2001
    Study of the incidence and outcomes of motor vehicle crashes involving rural, elderly Native Americans, based on analysis of North Dakota ambulance runs data.