Participation in Māori society in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ

Published online: 
27 October 2015
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Participation in Māori Society in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about participation in Māori cultural activities for Māori (aged 80-90 years).

The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of advanced ageing, called Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand – Te Puā waitanga O Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ).

The report is available on the LiLACS NZ publications website.

Overview of key findings

  • Almost all Māori (82%) reported they had been to a marae at least once in the last 12 months.
  • Māori living in more socioeconomically deprived areas were more likely to visit a marae multiple times compared with those in less deprived areas.
  • The majority of Māori (74%) understand their tikanga at least moderately well and 51% of Māori understand their tikanga very or extremely well.

This information, in combination with the other reports in the LiLACS NZ short report series, will assist the health and social sectors, including iwi and Māori health providers to paint a more complete picture of the health and wellbeing of older Māori.

For more information

Further information about findings in this report and LiLACS NZ is on the LiLACS NZ website.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    27 October 2015
  • Citation:
    Kerse N, LiLACS NZ. 2015. Participation in Māori Society in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ. Auckland. School of Population Health, The University of Auckland.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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