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This report provides an overview of Indian Health Service (IHS) progress in meeting a special set of heath status objectives for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). The tables and charts contained in this report describes specific health status measures as specified in the Indian Heath Care Amendments of 1992 as well as Indian-specific measures included in Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Publication No. (PHS) 91-50212, Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives, GPO, 1991. The IHS is tracking these health objectives only for AI/AN people residing in the specific counties in which the IHS has responsibilities (596 counties located in 35 States as of FY 1997), or about 60 percent of the AI/AN population living in the U.S. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control, DHHS, is tracking the Healthy People 2000 Indian-specific objectives for all U.S. AI/ANs. Current regional differences and trends over time are depicted, and comparisons to the general population are made, when appropriate. This is the second edition of what is now an annual series of the report entitled, ""Tracking Regional Health Status Objectives.""

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Indian Health Service, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation, Rockville, Maryland 20857