Publication of New Zealand Health Survey’s 2018/19 annual results
14 November 2019
The Ministry of Health has today published all results from the 2018/19 New Zealand Health Survey, including the key Tier 1 indicators and about 160 other indicators.
This survey provides information on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and helps the Ministry and others to identify key issues and monitor trends.
Findings have been published on the Annual Data Explorer, an interactive web tool on the Ministry’s website.
The Tier 1 statistics give a picture of New Zealanders’ self-rated health, smoking, past-year drinking, hazardous drinking, obesity and mental health status, as well as information on cost barriers to people accessing GP care and collecting prescriptions.
Other indicators give a more detailed snapshot of the health of New Zealanders. They cover the following broad areas: health status, long-term health conditions, health behaviours and risk factors, health service utilisation and patient experience, barriers to accessing health care, and socio-demographics.
The statistics are based on face-to-face interviews with about 14,000 adults, and the parents or primary caregivers of more than 4,000 children.
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