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Nunavut afflicted by dire health statistics



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New numbers are confirming what Nunavut residents have claimed for years, that they have the worst health problems in the country.

According to numbers published by the Canadian institute for health information, if you live in Nunavut, you are twice as likely to die of something that you could have received treatment.

Worse than that, you are three times more likely than other Canadians to die from a preventable cause, like smoking or excessive drinking.

The study also pointed out Nunavut’s low rate of mental health treatment, because of few mental health resources in the territory.

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