Wai 2575 Māori Health Trends Report data and resources

The Ministry of Health’s Māori Health Insights team has produced the Māori Health Trends Report, to inform the Wai 2575 Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry (Wai 2575).

This page contains the supporting data files from report and summary files that give an overview of the data in each section of the report. 

Ngā tapuae me ngā raraunga: Data sources and methods

Information on numerators and denominators, ethnicity classification, age-standardised and crude rates, confidence intervals, and rate ratios. This information can be found on pages 2 to 4 of the Māori Health Trends Report.

Tatauranga taupori: Demographics

The summary below presents the proportion of the New Zealand population that is Māori, how the population is aged-structured, and give population projections for the future.

Ngā tauwehe tūpono me te marumaru: Risk and protective factors

This section presents data on individual risk and protective factors comprising tobacco smoking, alcohol and drug use, nutrition (vegetable and fruit servings), body size, physical activity and gambling.

Ngā mana hauora tūtohu: Health status indicators

This section presents a range of indicators relating to health status, such as major causes of death, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and more.

Major Causes of Death

Cardiovascular disease


BreastScreen Aotearoa and National Cervical Screening Programmes

Respiratory disease

Health status– diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic pain, dementia

Infectious disease

Suicide and intentional self-harm

Oral health

Self-rated and mental health

Infant and child health

Unintentional injury

Ngā ratonga hauora kua mahia: Health service use

This section presents indicators that look at use of health services, with a focus on primary health care providers. It also includes indicators on prescriptions and unmet need for health care.

Ngā pūnaha hauora tūtohu: Health system indicators

This section presents measures of the performance of the health system, including publicly-funded hospital discharges, amenable mortality and ambulatory sensitive hospitalisation (ASH).

Ngā kaimahi hauora: Health workforce

This section presents the trends related to the health workforce data between 2004 and 2018.

Māori and non-Māori non-Pacific analysis

This section presents selected indicators compare Māori with non-Māori non-Pacific, which were requested by claimants.

Body size

Cardiovascular disease


Respiratory disease

Diabetes Complications

Infectious diseases

Oral health

Mental health

Tāpiritanga: Appendices

Appendices covering Māori and non-Māori non-Pacific data analysis, ICD codes used in the report, 2001 Census total Māori population, overview of breast and cervical cancer screening programmes, diabetes coding change and supplementary tables for health workforce. This information can be found on pages 334 to 366 of the Māori Health Trends Report.

  • What Māori and non-Māori non-Pacific analysis can be prepared for the Wai 2575 Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry
  • ICD codes
  • 2001 Census total Māori population
  • Overview of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Programmes
  • Diabetes coding changes
  • Health workforce supplementary tables
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