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The New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) conducts face-to-face interviews with over 13,000 adults and the parents/ caregivers of over 4000 children annually. The survey collects a wealth of information on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. Every year it includes a core set of questions, which help the Ministry of Health identify key issues and monitor trends. This report presents the...
This report presents descriptive results about attitudes to labels on alcohol products that warn against drinking in pregnancy (pregnancy warning labels) for all respondents. Results for awareness of pregnancy warning labels are presented for women aged 18 to 44 years. Four questions from the Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) were analysed for this report. The ABAS is a...
This publication contains facts, mortality rates, trends and major causes of death by age group, sex, ethnicity and district health board for deaths registered in 2012. Cancer, ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, motor vehicle accidents, suicide and maternal deaths are analysed and reviewed in more detail. Where possible, time trends from 1950 are included....
The last national studies focused on gambling in New Zealand were conducted in 1991 and 1999. Since then, there has been substantial growth in gambling availability and expenditure and it is timely to collect national-level information on gambling participation and problem gambling to inform policy and strategic planning.
The two studies reported here are three year extensions of previously reported studies: National Problem Gambling Intervention Effectiveness Effectiveness of problem gambling brief telephone interventions These studies investigated the effectiveness of telephone-based interventions for addressing problem gambling. One study is a randomised controlled trial that compared four...
16 Dec 2014
Alcohol use in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about the frequency and amount of alcohol use and the relationship between falls and alcohol use 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 study of advanced...
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