Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book 2006 has been superseded by Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book 2010: 2nd edition.
Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book is a richly detailed report that offers a descriptive analysis of data, along with statistical information, that is accessible and presented in an easy-to-use format. This report provides a picture of the health status of the Māori population compared to non-Māori. Key indicators relate to the socio-economic determinants of health, risk and protective factors for health, health status, and health service utilisation. This monitoring report has been prepared by Public Health Intelligence and Te Kete Hauora (Māori Health Directorate) in the Ministry of Health.
By monitoring population health we can identify patterns and trends, develop appropriate programmes and polices and measure our results. High quality monitoring is a key part of Māori Health development and it is essential that initiatives to resolve Māori Health issues continue to be based on robust and accurate information.
With the Māori population expected to grow by 20% between 2006 - 2021, Tatau Kahukura is an information tool for the health and disability sector, researchers, policymakers, funders – in fact anyone for whom reducing inequalities is a key goal.
The chart book will be repeated every three years to monitor progress towards improving Māori health.