Dementia (50+ years)

Table 30 shows there were no significant differences in dementia (including Alzheimer’s) mortality between Māori and non-Māori, males and females, aged 65+ years.

Dementia prevalence is also important however this could not be included in this chart book due to the lack of reliable data.

How to interpret results – tables

Table 30: Dementia indicators, Māori and non-Māori, by gender, 2005–07
Indicator Males Females
  50–64 years 65+ years 50–64 years 65+ years
  Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori
Dementia (including Alzheimer’s) mortality, 2005–07, rate per 100,000 1.8
(1.1–2.9)
56.2
(32.7–90.0)
74.6
(69.5–80.0)
2.6
(1.7–3.8)
74.6
(51.7–104.3)
67.7
(64.1–71.4)

Source: Mortality Collection (MORT), Ministry of Health

Notes:
Age standardised to the 2001 Census total Māori population.
Prioritised ethnicity has been used see Ngā Tapuae me ngā Raraunga: Methods and data sources for further information.
A dash (–) indicates that the data were unavailable due to low counts.

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