Qanuippitaa? How are we? Women’s Health and Preventive Sexual Behaviour Among Men and Women

Qanuippitaa? How are we? Women’s Health and Preventive Sexual Behaviour Among Men and Women

Qanuippitaa? How are we? Women’s Health and Preventive Sexual Behaviour Among Men and Women

Qanuippitaa? How are we? Women’s Health and Preventive Sexual Behaviour Among Men and Womens

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Dodin, Sylvie et Blanchet, Claudine. 2007. Qanuippitaa? How are we? Women’s Health and Preventive Sexual Behaviour Among Men and Women. Québec: Gouvernement du Québec, Institut national de santé publique du Québec et Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux du Nunavik.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The object ot this theme paper is to describe the state of health of the Nunavik Inuit women and the sexual health profile of men and women as reported during the 2004 Nunavik Inuit Health Survey.» (p. 4)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
521 Inuit households

Instruments :
Self-administered and interviewer-completed questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Statistical analysis

3. Résumé


«[...] [T]he discussion will focus on the preventive attitude among women such as screening techniques of cervical and breast cancer and also focuses on women’s behaviour during pregnancy and their bone health status. The second part ot the paper concentrates on preventive sexual behaviours among men and women such as the number of sexual partners in the preceding year and the use of contraceptives.» (p. 4) «An evaluation of Inuit women’s behaviour during their last pregnancy indicated that 53.7% of them reported having taken medication to prevent iron deficiency and 49.2% to prevent vitamin deficiency. In regards to tobacco use and alcohol consumption during pregnancy, 64.9% smoked daily and 44.2% reported having drunk alcohol during the last pregnancy. With respect to feeding the last child they gave birth to, 30.3% of Inuit women breast-fed only compared to 29.3% who bottled-fed and 40.4% who did a combination of the two.» (p. 9)

Seventeen other fascicules presenting data from the Nunavik Inuit Health survey are available, as well as a report on nutrition and a methodological report. The following fascicules are listed in Famili@:
- Rochette, L., D. St-Laurent, et al. (2007). Qanuippitaa? How Are We? Socio-demographic Portrait
- Lavoie, F., S. Fraser, et al. (2007). Qanuippitaa? How are we? Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Violence in Nunavik
- Lavoie, F., G. Muckle, et al. (2007). Qanuippitaa? How are we? Epidemiological Portrait of Physical Violence and Property Offences in Nunavik
- Plante, C., C. Blanchet, et al. (2007). Qanuippitaa? How Are We? Iron Deficiency and Anemia Among Women in Nunavik

These documents are available online on the Institut national de santé publique du Québec’s website.