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4 Jun 2008
Portrait of Health is the first release of key descriptive findings from the 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey. Analyses have been presented by gender, age group, ethnic group, neighbourhood deprivation and regional area where possible. Results are compared with earlier surveys where possible for the total population and for...

Making a recent quit attempt is one of the factors that predicts further quit attempts. However, little is known whether or not making a recent quit attempt also predicts attitudes towards smoking and tobacco control strategies. The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) asked about attitudes...

Aug 2014
Family connectedness describes the quality of connections within a family and is important for wellbeing in adolescence. It is a protective factor against risky behaviour. Substance use is a key risky behaviour that emerges in adolescence, with tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption of particular concern for Pacific youth....

18 Dec 2012
The purpose of the Fetal and Infant Deaths publication series is to inform discussion and assist future policy development. Readership of this publication is wide-ranging, and its contents reflect this, aiming to meet the needs of all interested parties. The Fetal and Infant Deaths series presents data on...

Jul 2010
The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers. The HLS is managed by the Health Sponsorship Council(HSC) and collects information relating to the programme areas the HSC works in. These areas include tobacco...

Sep 2015
Independence in daily activities in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents findings about the activities that people can perform independently or without assistance, for Māori (aged 80–90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years). The findings are from a population-based sample of...

Sep 2010
Started in 1994, this ongoing sun protection survey takes place every three years, and collects information on New Zealanders' sun protection behaviour and attitudes. Topline results from the 2009/10 survey are presented in this document.

12 Dec 2013
This report presents the 2012/13 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children. The report includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services. These findings update those published in 2011/12, from what is now a continuous New...

Encouraging smokers to quit is one of the six national health targets. To understand the level of quitting activities and the use of different cessation aids, the Health Promotion Agency’s 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey included two questions about quitting smoking.

Aug 2013
In the Health Promotion Agency’s 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey, we asked current smokers whether they thought they would still be smoking at three future time periods (three months, five years, and by 2025). We then used this information as an indicator of their intention to quit.

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