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This Indian Health Service (IHS) publication attempts to fulfill the basic statistical information requirements of parties interested in the IHS, and its relationship with the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. The tables and charts describe the IHS program, and the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Information pertaining to the IHS structure, and American Indian and Alaska Native demography and patient care are included. Regional differences are depicted, and comparisons to the general population are made, when appropriate. The tables and charts are grouped into five major categories: (1) IHS structure, (2) population statistics, (3) natality and infant/maternal mortality statistics, (4) general mortality statistics, and (5) patient care statistics.

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Indian Health Service, Division of Program Statistics.