What is it about?

Despite the complexities of identifying the Sami population, it is essential to collect indigenous health data for use in the development of better health services.

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Why is it important?

The SAMINOR Clinical Survey has the potential to provide important insight regarding lifestyle and disease development in the indigenous Sami population, as well as the general population in these rural municipalities of Northern Norway. Self-reported ethnicity information enables comparisons between Sami and non-Sami participants.


The SAMINOR Clinical Survey gives a unique information about the health situation and living condition among the Sami indigenous people in Norway.

Ann Ragnhild Broderstad
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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This page is a summary of: The second clinical survey of the population-based study on health and living conditions in regions with Sami and Norwegian populations – the SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey: Performing indigenous health research in a multiethnic landscape, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, May 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1403494819845574.
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