Déry, Serge and Hamando Zoungrana (2009) The Housing Situation in Nunavik: A Public Health Priority, Kuujjuaq, Quebec: Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services,
In this report for the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Serge Déry and
The authors attribute overcrowding in Nunavik to underdevelopment population growth. Nunavik is the only Inuit region where the crowding situation deteriorated from 1996 to 2006. Overcrowding is attributed to (or exacerbate): physical and mental health; tuberculosis transmission; chronic stress; sexual abuse; interpersonal conflicts within the family and community; and suicide and violence.
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The authors note that from a public health perspective, the shortage of housing and overcrowding in Nunavik is a major risk for the population’s overall physical and psychosocial health. They speculate that projected population growth will contribute to a deterioration in public health if these issues are not addressed.