Tier 1 statistics 2016/17: New Zealand Health Survey

Published online: 
16 November 2017
National results

An error in the child height and weight measurement data has been identified. Revised estimates will be published on 14 November 2019.

For more information, view the media release: Health Survey error led to overestimate of obesity numbers.

These tables cover the most important statistics (Tier 1) from the 2016/17 New Zealand Health Survey. The statistics included are:

  • self-rated health
  • smoking (current)
  • past-year drinking
  • hazardous drinking
  • obesity
  • mental health status (psychological distress)
  • unmet need for GP due to cost
  • unfilled prescription due to cost.

These statistics are covered in detail by the Annual Update of Key Results 2016/17: New Zealand Health Survey. The Annual Data Explorer provides a snapshot of the health of New Zealanders through the publication of key indicators on health behaviours, health status and access to health care for both adults and children.

You can view the online data tables for the Tier 1 statistics. They include data from previous years of the survey. For the full set of indicators (about 150), go the Annual Data Explorer 2016/17. Results are available by sex, age group, ethnic group and neighbourhood deprivation.

If you have any queries please email hdi@moh.govt.nz

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