New Zealand Health Survey

The New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) provides information about the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. The NZHS became a continuous survey in 2011, enabling the publication of annual updates on the health of New Zealanders.

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Latest survey results

New Zealand Health Survey: Annual update of key findings 2012/13

This report presents the 2012/13 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children. The report includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services.

Amphetamine Use 2012/13: Key findings of the New Zealand Health Survey

This report presents findings from the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) about ‘at least monthly’ and ‘past year’ amphetamine use in adults aged 16–64 years of age.  It also reports the mean age of ‘past year’ amphetamine users aged 16–64 years of age.

Regional results from the 2011–13 New Zealand Health Survey

These data tables give regional estimates for 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) and 12 Public Health Units (PHUs) for both adults and children.

Survey methodology and information

New Zealand Health Survey Methodology Report 2012/13

This report describes the methodology of the New Zealand Health Survey, including detailed information about the 2012/13 survey.

Questionnaires and content guides 2012/13

The questionnaires and content guides give information about the content of the adult and child surveys.

The New Zealand Health Survey Sample Design, Years 1–3 (2011–2013)

This report outlines the sample design of the New Zealand Health Survey.

The New Zealand Health Survey: Objectives and topic areas

This report outlines the key information domains and topic areas in the survey.

Access to survey microdata

Researchers can apply to access the unit record data from the survey for research purposes.

A confidential unit record file (CURF) of the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey will be available mid-2014, through Statistics New Zealand.

Read more about How to access survey microdata.

Go to Statistics New Zealand to find out how to apply to CURFs.


2011/12 publications

2006/07 publications

2002/03 publications

1996/97 publications

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