Results from the Prisoner Health Survey 2005

Published online: 
02 December 2008


Results from the Prisoner Health Survey 2005 describes the health status of sentenced prisoners in New Zealand, using a range of indicators from a national survey of prisoners. The survey was conducted in 2005 using face-to-face interviews with 423 sentenced prisoners from around New Zealand.

The report contains information on the prevalence of chronic disease, the prevalence of risk and protective factors, use of health services, aspects of oral health and the past experience of communicable disease among sentenced prisoners. It also includes a summary of previous New Zealand research on the health of prisoners.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 December 2008
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-30706-1 (Book), 978-0-478-30707-8 (Internet)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2006. Results from the Prisoner Health Survey 2005.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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