This report, Urban-Rural Health Comparisons: Key results of the 2002/03 New Zealand Health Survey, compares the health status of New Zealand adults living in urban and rural areas.
In particular, this report compares the following aspects of health for urban and rural dwellers:
- prevalence of selected chronic diseases
- prevalence of risk and protective factors
- the use of health services
- self-reported health status.
The report examines differences between population subgroups, defined by type of urban/rural area, sex and socioeconomic deprivation.