The Health Status of Pacific Children and Young People in New Zealand 2015
Simpson, Jean; Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie; Gallagher, Sarah
Despite some recent improvements, Pacific peoples in New Zealand continue to experience greater disadvantage across a range of socioeconomic indicators. Improving incomes, education, employment and housing is critical to improving health outcomes. The report aims to provide an overview of the health status of Pacific children and young people in New Zealand, and to assist those working to improve child and youth health to use collated recent data when they are developing programmes and interventions to address child and youth health needs. Within each section data are provided for Pacific children and young people aged 0–24 years with comparative national data for selected indicators. This report provides an overview of the health status of Pacific children and young people in New Zealand to assist with addressing child and youth health needs in a systematic way. The Ministry of Health, district health boards, Pacific health providers and others working in the health sector may use the epidemiological data in this report as a complement to knowledge of existing services and key stakeholders’ views.
Publisher: New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service
Keywords: Births; Perinatal deaths; Fetal death; Preterm births; Infant mortality; Sudden unexpected death in infancy; SUDI; Ambulatory sensitive hospitalisations; ASH; Upper respiratory tract infections; Tonsillectomy; Middle ear; Otitis media; Grommets; Bronchiolitis; Pneumonia; Asthma; Bronchiectasis; Pertussis; Meningococcal disease; Tuberculosis; Rheumatic heart disease; Rheumatic fever; Skin infections; Gastroenteritis; Injuries; Terminations; Mental health; Suicide; Self harm
Research Type: Commissioned Report for External Body
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