Prescriptions (50+ years)

Prescription indicators

Table 38 shows that Māori females aged 50–64 years were significantly more likely than non-Māori females of the same age to have had uncollected prescriptions in the past 12 months (RR 2.30, CI 1.17–3.44).

How to interpret results – tables

Table 38: Prescription indicators, Māori and non-Māori, by gender, 2006/07
  Males Females
  50–64 years 65+ years 50–64 years 65+ years
Indicator Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori
Uncollected prescriptions in past 12 months (self-reported), 2006/07, percent 5.1
(2.0–10.3)
6.3
(4.3–8.3)
2.1
(0.2–8.8)
2.8
(1.8–4.2)
15.4
(9.0–21.8)
6.7
(4.7–8.6)
7.0
(2.8–14.1)
4.3
(2.8–5.7)

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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