Usual health practitioners (50+ years)

Older Māori were equally as likely as older non-Māori to report having a usual health practitioner regardless of their age or gender. Among those aged 50+ years with a usual health practitioner, for both Māori and non-Māori the most common type was a GP.

How to interpret results – tables

Table 34: Primary health service utilisation indicators, Māori and non-Māori, by gender, 2006/07
  Males Females
  50–64 years 65+ years 50–64 years 65+ years
Indicator Māori non-Maori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori Māori non-Māori
Having a usual health practitioner (self-reported), 2006/07, percent 99.0
(97.3–99.8)
96.9
(95.8–98.0)
96.4
(88.2–99.5)
98.9
(98.2–99.6)
98.0
(93.9–99.6)
98.0
(97.1–99.0)
96.0
(92.2–99.9)
98.8
(98.1–99.5)
Among people with a usual health practitioner – practitioner is a GP (self-reported), 2006/07, percent 99.3
(97.2–99.9)
99.5
(98.9–100.0)
98.2
(94.3–99.7)
99.6
(98.7–99.9)
98.0
(96.0–100.0)
99.3
(98.9–99.7)
99.5
(97.3–100.0)
99.5
(98.6–99.9)

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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