Mental Health and Addiction: Service use 2009/10

Published online: 
13 February 2013
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Summary

This publication provides information on the care (service) provided between July 2009 and June 2010 (2009/10) by district health boards and non-government organisations to people with a mental illness or addiction.

Specifically the publication provides information on:

  • client demographics
  • mental health and addiction services provided to these clients
  • the outcomes of this service use

Key facts

  • In 2009/10, 120,293 clients were seen by secondary mental health and addiction services. DHBs saw 116,645 of these clients and NGOs saw 12,256. The total number of clients seen increased by 8.1% from 2008/09.
  • Just over half (54%) of all clients seen were male.
  • Clients aged 15–24 years (youth) were most likely to be seen by secondary mental health and addiction services (3987.7 per 100,000 youth population).
  • Clients identifying themselves as Māori made up 22.4% of all clients seen. For Pacific peoples, this figure was 5.5% and 3.2% identified themselves as Asian. The Māori age-standardised rate was higher than the rates of all other ethnic groups.
  • Clients living in the most deprived areas were 2.7 times more likely to be seen by mental health and addiction services than clients living in the least deprived areas.
  • Community teams saw more clients than any other team type.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    13 February 2013
  • ISBN:
    (978-0-478-40226-1 online)
  • HP number:
    5600
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2013. Mental Health and Addiction: Service use 2009/10. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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