This guide describes the content of the New Zealand Health Survey for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. 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 2016/17, and provides an overview of each section of the survey. The module topics for adults and children in 2016/17 were:
- mental health and substance use, for adults
- behavioural and developmental problems, for children
- a clip-on module about rheumatic fever, for children and adults under 25 years
- a clip-on module about racial discrimination, for adults.