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16 Apr 2015
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...

14 Jun 2012
Tupu Ola Moui presents key indicators for Pacific health including socioeconomic determinants, risk and protective factors, health status, the health system and health service utilisation. It identifies areas where Pacific children and adults experience poorer health outcomes but also areas where improvements...

1 Mar 2008
The publication has been prepared by the Public Health Intelligence unit of the Ministry of Health for the Māori Health Directorate, and is based on the ‘PHI Occasional Bulletin: Results from the Prisoner Health Survey 2005’ which was released in December 2006.The Prisoner Health Survey 2005 was conducted by the Ministry of...

22 Mar 2013
This brief paper presents key findings about the health and wellbeing of Pacific adults and children in 2011/12. These results come from the New Zealand Health Survey.

Jun 2014
This four-page report presents key findings on the health and wellbeing of Māori adults and children (2011–2013) and shows trends since 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS). Pooling data from the 2011/12 and 2012/13 NZHS improves the precision of estimates for Māori due to bigger sample sizes.

Healthy Futures is the evaluation of the Ministry of Health’s Fruit in Schools (FiS) initiative. This evaluation was conducted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research and Health Outcomes International. This project is split into three reports: The changing face of Fruit in Schools: The...

Feb 2005
This study aimed to assess the health impacts of alcohol consumption in New Zealand in terms of the types of health conditions most affected, the numbers of deaths caused and prevented in a year, and the years of life lost or gained by the population as a result. The amount of non-fatal disease and disability...

2 Dec 2009
Te Toi Hauora-nui provides information about innovative service approaches to improving Māori health, with particular emphasis on cardiovascular and diabetes mellitus programmes delivered in the primary care setting. The report outines key findings, critical success factors that providers use to achieve...

7 Dec 2012
This second report in the Te Ohonga Ake series explores the health status of Māori infants, children and young people using a range of routinely collected data sources. Due to its large size, this report is presented as a reference manual which is divided into three main sections:

4 Aug 2015
Te Ohonga Ake: The Health of Māori Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in New Zealand is part of a series of annual monitoring reports focussing on the health of Māori children and young people. This report collates a range of routinely collected data about conditions arising in the perinatal...

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