An Analysis of Pediatric Mortality Rates in Navajo County, Arizona. Wade Kartchner, MD, MPH Director, Navajo County Public Health Services District. Navajo County Demographics. County population-111,399 (2006 est.)
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An Analysis of Pediatric Mortality Rates in Navajo County, Arizona
Wade Kartchner, MD, MPH
Director, Navajo County Public Health Services District
County population-111,399 (2006 est.)
Contains a large portion of the Navajo Nation, as well as a large majority of the Hopi tribe and the White Mountain Apache tribe
Native Americans represent 46.4% of the county population
*p < 0.05 compared to all other subgroups, except the Hopi Tribe
*p< 0.05, compared to all other male subgroups.
** p< 0.05 compared to all other female subgroups except for the Hopi Tribe.
-Limited access to health services
-Poor access to health insurance
-Insufficient federal funding
-Quality of care
-Availability of culturally competent care
-Poverty and lack of education
-Behavior or lifestyle choices
*“Broken Promises: Evaluating the Native American Health Care System”, September 2004 report by the United States Commission on Civil Rights at http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/nahealth/nabroken.pdf.