American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are 1.6 times more likely to contract HIV than non-Hispanic whites in America. More than 20 percent of AI/AN high school students were never taught about AIDS or HIV.
Restlessness and nervousness are twice as common in the Native American population.
More than 20 percent of men and women over the age of 18 in the community smoke.
In the 65 and under community, nearly 35 percent of people are without health coverage.
Suicide is a major cause of death for American Indians/Alaska Natives, and in 2009 was the second leading cause for people between the ages of 10 and 34.
In the 2011 school year, AI/AN eighth graders scored an average of 28-37 points less than white and Asian/Pacific Islander students in math, and 22-23 points less in reading.
AI/AN females score consistently higher than their male peers, but the grade gap between genders decreases as students move from elementary school to middle school.
The NSLP (National School Lunch Program) was used to show that AI/AN students coming from lower income households score an average of 20 points less in eighth grade reading than students from higher income homes.
More than 20 percent of AI/AN high schoolers were overweight in 2011 – a higher percentage than any other race.
Nearly half of the AI/AN high school population reported sexually active in 2011 with 45.5 percent. This was more than double the rate of their Asian peers and anywhere from 6.2 to 16.8 percent more than students of all other races.
Almost 25 percent of 9th-12th grade AI/AN students admitted to trying cigarettes, compared to less than 14 percent for all other high school students.