This guide describes the content of the New Zealand Health Survey for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. It also briefly outlines the history of the survey and its development into a continuous survey, describes the process for developing the adult and child questionnaires for 2015/16, and provides an overview of each section of the survey. The module topics for adults and children in 2015/16 were:
- tobacco use, for adults aged 15 years and over
- child developmental health and wellbeing, for children aged under 15 years
- food security, for households with children aged under 15 years
- a clip-on module about rheumatic fever, for children and adults under 25 years.