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Projections of the Aboriginal populations, Canada, provinces and territories: Assumptions and scenarios for the 2001 to 2017 period - Notes

1Statistics Canada. 2001. Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2000-2026. Catalogue no. 91-520. Occasional. Ottawa.
2The ratios of the fertility rate of a specific Aboriginal group, with respect to the region and place of residence, to the fertility rate of the total Canadian population for 2001 are kept constant.
3Due to the high level of total fertility rates assumed for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, this is not a rapid decline fertility assumption for the Métis living in a high-fertility region. The total fertility rates of the Métis in a high-fertility region under the rapid decline fertility assumption are of similar magnitude as the fertility rates obtained under the slow decline fertility assumption.
4The continuity index is defined as the total number of children with a given identity related to the number of children born to mothers with the same identity. For 2001, we estimated that the value of the index is 109 for the North American Indians, 114 for the Métis, and 103 for the Inuit, indicating gains in the number of births for each particular Aboriginality. This measure was first introduced in the analysis of linguistic data by R. Lachapelle and J. Henripin (Lachapelle, R., J. Henripin. 1982. The demolinguistic situation in Canada: Past trends and future prospects. Montreal, The Institute for Research on Public Policy)
5In 2017, for the general population in Canada, life expectancy at birth for males was projected at 78.7 years and for females at 83.3 years.