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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.
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Health expectancy is a summary measure of population health that combines both non-fatal and fatal health outcomes into a single metric. Health expectancy indicators have the potential to assess how many gained years of life expectancy are spent in good health and free from functional limitations. This publication is the first report on health expectancy as Tier 1 statistic. The report...
28 May 2015
The 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) provides valuable information about cannabis use by adults aged 15 years and over. It builds upon and adds value to the findings of the 2007/08 New Zealand Alcohol and Drug Use Survey report on cannabis. This report presents information on cannabis use in New Zealand, including patterns of use, drug-driving, harms from use (productivity and learning...
Oral health is a major public health issue affecting all population groups. Poor oral health during childhood is directly associated with poor oral health outcomes in adulthood as people remain more susceptible to developing dental caries throughout their lives. Oral health has an impact on all systems of the body. For example, Early Childhood Caries (ECC) can lead to more widespread health...
16 Apr 2015
Topics: Research, Income & Wealth, Ageing, Healthcare, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
Income in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about the sources of income for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years) and their attitudes towards their money situation. The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of advanced ageing, called Life and...
16 Apr 2015
The Report on Maternity series provides annual health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience, and the characteristics of live-born babies in New Zealand. This publication is focused on women who gave birth, and the babies who were born, in 2012. A summary of the key findings is provided below.
16 Apr 2015
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Diet & Nutrition, Healthcare, Obesity, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
Obesity is New Zealand’s leading modifiable risk factor for health loss. A number of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, ischaemic stroke and some cancers, are associated with excess body weight. Health loss can lead to premature death; life expectancy for the extremely obese is shortened by 8 to10 years. There has been a dramatic increase in the global prevalence of...
15 Apr 2015
New Zealand regularly reports to UNAIDS on HIV/AIDS. This report covers the period January 2014 to December 2014.
14 Apr 2015
This interactive report supersedes the Cancer patient survival covering the period 1994 to 2007 publication released by the Ministry of Health in 2010. The cancer registration data analysed in this report is from the years 1994 to 2011, with follow-up (mortality) information to 31 December 2013. The report shows a broad overview of cancer survival in New Zealand, and provides information...
2 Apr 2015
Hospital visits in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents findings about hospitalisations, readmissions, visits to hospital-based doctors, and visits to after-hours medical clinics for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years). The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Support Groups, Voluntary & Community, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Healthcare, Disability
This report, written towards the end of the three-year demonstration of the New Model for Supporting Disabled People, draws on information to assess the extent to which the components of the New Model have contributed to increasing choice and control for disabled people over the way they live and the support they receive. It also considers whether Choice in Community Living and Local Area...
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