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.Scand J Public Health. 2020 Aug; 48(6):583-593.SJ
Background Globally, there is a huge lack of relevant research about widespread lifestyle diseases and living conditions in indigenous communities. Northern and Middle Norway have a history of multiple ethnic groups and the Sami has been acknowledged as the indigenous people of Norway by the Norwegian State. The SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey, a part of the SAMINOR Study, was carried out to provide health information about the Sami population in Norway. Methods The cross-sectional population-based SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey consists of both questionnaires and a clinical examination performed in 10 municipalities during 2012-2014. Results In total, 6004 men and women (participation rate 48%) aged 40-79 years took part in this study. In inland Finnmark, the Sami are in the majority (80-90%) as opposed to the coastline of Troms and Nordland, where the Sami population form a minority (20%). More women than men participated (54% versus 43%, respectively). Obesity was prevalent in this sample and a high mean glycated haemoglobin was observed.