Māori health providers (50+ years)

Older Māori in general were more likely than older non-Māori to report usually going to a Māori primary health care provider first when feeling unwell or injured. However, the only significant difference was observed for females (Table 37). Māori females aged 50–64 years were over 4.5 times more likely than non-Māori females of this age to visit a Māori primary health care provider (RR 4.67, CI 1.13–8.21).

Due to small numbers, the reasons for visiting a Māori health provider are unable to be reported here.

How to interpret results – tables

Table 37: Māori health provider indicators, Māori and non-Māori, by gender, 2006/07
  Males Females
  50–64 years 65+ years 50–64 years 65+ years
Indicators Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori
Usually goes to a Māori primary health care provider first when feeling unwell or injured (self-reported), 2006/07, percent 7.3
(3.8–12.5)
1.7
(0.9–3.0)
5.8
(1.1–16.8)
1.9
(1.0–3.1)
5.9
(3.4–9.5)
1.3
(0.7–2.2)
4.1
(1.9–7.8)
1.0
(0.5–1.8)

Source: 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey, 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.

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