Diabetes data and stats

Statistical publications and data sets on diabetes.

Virtual Diabetes Register

The Virtual Diabetes Register (VDR) provides national estimates of the prevalence of diabetes in New Zealand. This is updated annually.

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Health Quality and Safety Commission - Atlas of Variation

The Atlas of Variation provides maps, graphs and tables about the provision of diabetes services and health outcomes in New Zealand. The data is updated annually.

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New Zealand Health Survey

The New Zealand Health Survey provides information about the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. This includes data on the prevalence of diabetes.

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  • Published 09 September 2021
    The Virtual Diabetes Register web tool presents the estimated numbers of people with diabetes, and the prevalence of diabetes per 1000 people, across different demographic groups in the population. The data presented in the web tool can be explored by year, ethnicity, sex, district health board of residence, deprivation quintile and age group.
  • Annual Update of Key Results 2015/16: New Zealand Health Survey.
    Published 15 December 2016
    This report presents the 2015/16 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children. The reports includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services.
  • Health Loss in New Zealand 1990–2013.
    Published 04 August 2016
    This report analyses health loss and health expectancy in New Zealand from 1990 to 2013. It draws on the New Zealand Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study.
  • Published 01 October 2009
    Annual statistical publication that collates and analyses information on the underlying causes of all deaths registered in New Zealand. The commentary summarises key facts, mortality rates, trends and major causes of death by age group and sex.
  • Published 02 September 2007
    Understanding the descriptive epidemiology of type 2 diabetes is useful for planning health promotion and disease prevention interventions.
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