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
Information about the LiLACS NZ study including the other short reports in the LiLACS NZ short report series can be found on the The LiLACS NZ research programme page.
Further information about findings in this report and LiLACS NZ is on the LiLACS NZ website.