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Access to health services by Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic region.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature302226
Source
Chapter 3 in State of the World's Indigenous Peoples. United Nations. ISBN 9789211303346. p.59-82.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
2015
Author
Hansen, Ketil Lenert
Source
Chapter 3 in State of the World's Indigenous Peoples. United Nations. ISBN 9789211303346. p.59-82.
Date
2015
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Finland
Greenland
Norway
Russia
Sweden
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Keywords
Sami
Inuit
Health care
Abstract
The third chapter by Dr. Ketil Lenert Hansen analyses the major health issues confronting Sami peoples in Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia and the Inuit in Greenland. The chapter includes an analysis of the unique challenges faced by the indigenous peoples living in the far north due to their specific socioenvironmental location with an increased risk of health problems compared with the average national statistics. Dr. Ketil Lenert Hansen specifies the major constraints to delivering good quality health care in the North and at the same time outlines how traditional healing is being integrated within health services for indigenous peoples.
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Polymorphisms in genes regulating androgen activity among prostate cancer low-risk Inuit men and high-risk Scandinavians.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature302416
Source
Int J Androl. 2008 Feb;31(1):25-30. Epub 2007 Mar 22.
Publication Type
Article
Date
2008
Author
Giwercman C
Giwercman A
Pedersen HS
Toft G
Lundin K
Bonde JP
Lundberg Giwercman Y
Source
Int J Androl. 2008 Feb;31(1):25-30. Epub 2007 Mar 22.
Date
2008
Language
English
Geographic Location
Greenland
Sweden
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
3-Oxo-5-alpha-Steroid 4-Dehydrogenase
Genetics
Adult
Androgens
Metabolism
European Continental Ancestry Group
Greenland
Humans
Inuits
Male
Middle Aged
Polymorphism, Genetic
Prostatic Neoplasms
Receptors, Androgen
Risk assessment
Sweden
Abstract
In Greenland, with a male population of approximately 30 000 individuals, the incidence of prostate cancer is extremely low with only three cases described during the period 1988-1997. Polymorphisms related to high androgen metabolism and/or response in the 5alpha-reductase type 2 (SRD5A2) and the androgen receptor (AR) genes, respectively, have been linked to prostate cancer. Our objective was to analyse whether the distribution of these polymorphisms differed between the prostate cancer low-risk population from Greenland and the relatively high-risk Swedish male population. The SRD5A2 polymorphisms A49T, V89L and R227Q, and the CAG and GGN repeats in the AR gene were genotyped in leucocyte DNA from 196 Greenlanders and 305 Swedish military conscripts. All subjects had the wild-type R/R genotype of the R227Q marker. The high-activity variants A49T A/T and V89L V/V occurred less frequently (2% vs. 5%, p = 0.048 and 33% vs. 46%, p = 0.0027) in Greenland compared with Sweden, whereas the low-activity L/L genotype was more frequent in Greenland (24% vs. 13%, p = 0.0024). Greenlanders also had longer AR CAG repeats than the Swedish population (median 24 vs 22, p
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17376218 View in PubMed
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SLiCA Arctic living conditions - living conditions and quality of life among Inuit, Saami and indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature296755
Source
TemaNord 2015:501. 426 p.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
2015
TemaNord 2015:501 ISBN 978-92-893-3895-0 (PRINT) ISBN 978-92-893-3897-4 (PDF) ISBN 978-92-893-3896-7 (EPUB) ISSN 0908-6692 SLiCA: Arctic living conditions Living conditions and quality of life among Inuit, Saami and indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula Tem aN ord 2015:501
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Author
Poppel, Birger
Source
TemaNord 2015:501. 426 p.
Date
2015
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Greenland
Russia
Sweden
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
File Size
6442257
Keywords
Nunavut
Alaska
Living conditions
Education
Inuit
Saami
Chukotka
Kola Peninsula
Suicide
Abstract
The SLiCA anthology probes into the theoretical and methodological background of the SLiCA project, the research design, the ethical principles applied and introduces examples of the wealth of information available on the livelihoods and living conditions of the Inuit, Saami and the indigenous peoples of Chukotka and the Kola Peninsula, measured with quality of life criteria they themselves chose. Furthermore the anthology provides samples of analyses - including comparative and contextual studies - that can be accomplished using SLiCA data. Examples of living conditions and topics analysed are: 'suicidal thoughts'; impacts of oil development on living conditions and quality of life; economic stratification; objective and subjective living conditions; education; gender based differences in productive activities; impacts of societal development on men's and women's perceptions of their contributions to their households; factors affecting migration, identity, ethnicity, and herding rights.
Notes
ISBN 978-92-893-3895-0 (print)
ISBN 978-92-893-3897-4 (pdf)
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