Ngā mana hauora tūtohu: Health status indicators

This section presents a range of indicators relating to health status, including life expectancy, disability, major causes of death, cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes, infectious disease, immunisation, suicide and intentional self-harm, interpersonal violence, oral health, mental health, infant health and unintentional injury.

In this section

  • In 2013, life expectancy at birth was 73.0 years for Māori males and 77.1 years for Māori females; it was 80.3 years for non-Māori males and 83.9 years for non-Māori females. Read more
  • Māori had a higher disability rate than non-Māori, regardless of age, in 2013. Read more
  • Causes of death have been ranked in two different ways: first by age-standardised mortality rates and then by years of life lost. Read more
  • In 2010–12 the total cardiovascular disease mortality rate among Māori was more than twice as high as that among non-Māori. Read more
  • Māori adults aged 25 and over had significantly higher cancer registration rates than non-Māori adults for total cancers in 2010–12. The total-cancer mortality rate among Māori adults was more than 1.5 times as high as that among non-Māori adults. Read more
  • Māori aged 5–34 years were almost twice as likely as non-Māori in the same age group to have been hospitalised for asthma. Those over 45 were more likely to have been hospitalised with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read more
  • The self-reported prevalence of diabetes among Māori was about twice that of non-Māori in 2013/14. There were also higher disparities between Māori and non-Māori for diabetes complications. Read more
  • Rates of meningococcal disease, tuberculosis and rheumatic fever for Māori compared to the total New Zealand population. Read more
  • In 2014, at the age of 2 years, 91.9% of Māori children had completed age-appropriate immunisations, compared with 92.8% of total New Zealand children. Read more
  • Māori suicide rates were near twice as high as those of non-Māori in 2010–12. Māori overall were significantly more likely than non-Māori to be hospitalised for intentional self-harm in 2012–14. Read more
  • Māori adults were more likely than non-Māori adults to suffer adverse health effects as the victims of violence. Read more
  • Information on number of missing or filled teeth, caries, extractions, and how many people visit dental workers, for Māori and non-Māori. Read more
  • Māori adults were about 1.5 times as likely as non-Māori adults to report a high or very high probability of having an anxiety or depressive disorder. Read more
  • Information on rates of low birthweight, infant mortality and sudden unexpect death, and breastfeeding, for Māori and non-Māori infants. Read more
  • Up to 64 years, Māori had a higher an unintentional injury mortality rate than non-Māori. Over 65 years, the rate was similar. The most common causes of unintentional injury mortality differed by age group, gender and ethnicity in 2010–12. Read more
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