This guide provides detailed information on the definitions of all the indicators in the New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) annual survey report. It explains how the indicators in the report are developed from the questions in the survey.
The key indicators cover the broad areas of health behaviours, health conditions and use of health services. The key indicators were chosen to support the formulation and evaluation of policy. The aim of the NZHS is to provide timely, reliable and relevant health information that cannot be collected more efficiently from other sources. Extensive and ongoing consultation with the Ministry of Health, district health boards (DHBs) and other relevant agencies ensures that the key indicators continue to meet information needs.
Indicator interpretation guides from previous years can be found in the Library Catalogue.