Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book 2015, 3rd edition

Published online: 
09 October 2015
Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book 2015, 3rd edition


Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book 2015 (3rd Edition) presents a snapshot of the health of Māori compared with non-Māori.

The chart book presents key indicators relating to the socioeconomic determinants of health, risk and protective factors for health, health status, health service use and the health system.

You can:

  • download the chart book and data tables from the Downloads section of this page
  • visit the online version of the chart book
  • order a hard copy of the chart book or spinning wheels

What do the results show and how can the chart book be used as a resource?

The chart book shows that Māori have higher rates than non-Māori for many health conditions and chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Māori also experience higher disability rates.

The chart book has been designed as a tool for all parts of the health sector and the results highlight the areas we need to focus efforts in order to improve the health of Māori and reduce Māori health inequalities.

The chart book provides reliable and easy-to-access statistical information on key Māori health indicators.  It will be of value to the health and disability sector in policy, research, and service delivery as well as the wider social sector.  This information is also helpful for students and the wider community in gaining a better understanding of Māori health.

Tatau Kahukura: Selected health indicators (spinning wheels)

The spinning wheels disseminate information from Tatau Kahukura in an innovative way, providing selected Māori health indicators in a convenient, easy-to-use, compact format.

Tatau Kahukura spinning wheel

The overview spinning wheel (HP6271) covers:

  • demographics
  • socioeconomic determinants of health
  • risk and protective factors
  • health status indicators
  • health service use indicators
  • health system indicators.

Tatau Kahukura blue wheel

The mortality, hospitalisation and cancer registration spinning wheel (HP6272) covers selected:

  • causes of death
  • reasons for hospital admission
  • sites of cancer registration.

The wheels will be useful to DHBs, health practitioners, iwi providers, government departments, universities, students and the wider community.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    09 October 2015
  • ISBN:
    Print: ISBN 978-0-478-44863-4, Online: ISBN 978-0-478-44862-7
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2015. Tatau Kahukura: Māori Health Chart Book 2015 (3rd edition). Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Hard copy available to be ordered, also 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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