The Health of Māori Adults and Children, 2011–2013

The Health of Māori Adults and Children 2011–2013 ...
01 Jun 2014
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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.

Methodology

Sample: 25,379 adults aged 15 years and over, and 8963 children aged 0–14 years. This includes 5229 Māori adults and 3206 Māori children.

Mode: Face-to-face computer-assisted interviews.

Timing: Results refer to two samples selected in the 12-month periods July 2011 to June 2012 and July 2012 to June 2013.

Key Results

Health behaviours and risk factors

  • One in five Māori children and two in five Māori adults were obese
  • Māori adults had similar levels to non-Māori adults for being physically active (53%)
  • Two in five Māori adults smoked

Health conditions

  • Almost all (97%) Māori children were in good health, according to their parents
  • One in five Māori children and 16% of Māori adults took medication for asthma
  • The rate of diagnosed common mental disorder for Māori adults had increased since 2006/07

Access to health care

  • Two in five Māori adults and 27% of Māori children had an unmet need for primary health care in the past 12 months
  • Māori children were just as likely as non-Māori children to have visited a dental care worker in the past 12 months
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