Prescriptions

Indicator Māori Non-Māori
Males Females Total Males Females Total
Table 46: Prescription indicators, by gender, Māori and non-Māori, 2013/14 [1]
Uncollected prescriptions due to cost in past 12 months (self-reported), 0–14 years, percent, 2013/14 7.7
(5.5–10.6)
6.4
(4.7–8.7)
7.1
(5.6–8.9)
2.8
(1.8–4.2)
3.2
(2.1–4.6)
3.0
(2.2–4.1)
Uncollected prescriptions due to cost in past 12 months (self-reported), 15+ years, percent, 2013/14 10.8
(8.3–13.9)
15.0
(12.6–17.8)
13.0
(11.2–15.0)
3.7
(3.1–4.4)
7.1
(6.1–8.2)
5.4
(4.8–6.1)

In 2013/14, Māori children were more than twice as likely as non-Māori children to have reported not collecting prescriptions due to cost at any time in the last 12 months (RR 2.35, CI 1.65–3.33).

Māori adults were more than twice as likely as non-Māori adults to have reported not collecting prescriptions due to cost at any time in the last 12 months (RR 2.38, CI 2.01–2.82).

Females were more likely to have not collected a prescription due to cost than males.


1. Notes:

Source: 2013/14 New Zealand Health Survey, Ministry of Health

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