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Table 1 Community Characteristics, Healthcare Infrastructure & Resources of Indigenous Communities, Regionally and Nationally (N = 84)

From: National Survey of Indigenous primary healthcare capacity and delivery models in Canada: the TransFORmation of IndiGEnous PrimAry HEAlthcare delivery (FORGE AHEAD) community profile survey

  British Columbia
N = 10
Alberta
N = 7
Saskatchewan
N = 15
Manitoba
N = 18
Ontario
N = 7
Québec
N = 15
Atlantic
N = 12
National
N = 84
Community Characteristics
Average Community Size, n (range) 1185 (200–3878) 4354 (250–15,223) 1579 (185–3900) 2312 (125–7933) 2610 (220–9109) 2102 (270–10,514) 724 (77–3192) 1972 (77–15,223)
Non-or semi-isolated communities (community has road access)*, n (%) 9 (90) 7 (100) 14 (93.3) 14 (77.8) 6 (85.7) 13 (86.7) 11 (91.7) 76 (90.5)
Healthcare Infrastructureb
Nursing Station, n (%) 1 (10.0) 1 (14.3) 1 (6.7) 4 (22.2) 1 (14.3) 3 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 11 (13.1)
Health Office, n (%) 3 (30.0) 1 (14.3) 3 (20.0) 6 (33.3) 2 (28.6) 1 (6.7) 0 (0.0) 16 (19.0)
Health Centre, n (%) 9 (90.0) 7 (100) 15 (100) 11 (61.1) 6 (85.7) 11 (73.3) 11 (91.7) 70 (83.3)
Community Hospital, n (%) 2 (20.0) 7 (100) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (6.7) 0 (0.0) 3 (3.6)
No healthcare facility, n (%) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.6) 1 (14.3) 2 (13.3) 0 (0.0) 4 (4.8)
Resources
Diabetes Registry, n (%) 5 (50.0) 4 (57.1) 3 (20.0) 8 (44.4) 1 (14.3) 10 (66.7) 3 (25.0) 34 (40.5)
Diabetes Surveillance System n (%) 2 (20.0) 2 (28.6) 2 (13.3) 6 (33.3) 0 (0.0) 4 (26.7) 2 (16.7) 18 (21.4)
Access to computer, n (%) 9 (90.0) 7 (100) 15 (100) 16 (88.9) 6 (85.7) 13 (86.7) 12 (100) 78 (92.9)
Access to internet, n (%) 10 (100) 7 (100) 15 (100) 16 (88.9) 6 (85.7) 13 (86.7) 12 (100) 79 (94.0)
Electronic medical record [EMR] for charting, n (%) 4 (40.0) 3 (42.9) 4 (26.7) 5 (27.8) 1 (14.3) 1 (6.7) 1 (8.3) 19 (22.6)
  1. aFirst Nations and Inuit Health Branch. Available online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/index-eng.php
  2. bCommunities were asked to select all that apply