A Focus on Pacific Nutrition
Findings from the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey
This report presents key findings for Pacific peoples from the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey, including energy and nutrient intake, dietary supplement use, dietary habits and eating patterns, food security, and nutrition-related health (eg, body size, blood pressure and diabetes). This report also includes comparisons between Pacific and non-Pacific peoples, as well as changes since the 1997 National Nutrition Survey (where possible).
This report is a companion report to A Focus on Nutrition: Key findings of the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey and A Focus on Maori Nutrition: Findings from the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey.
The 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey was carried out from October 2008 to October 2009. A total of 4721 adults aged 15 years and over participated in the survey, including 757 Pacific peoples.