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HOW SAFE is NEW ZEALAND ENVIRONMENTALLY?

Posted by te2ataria on October 30, 2016

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http://www.stats.govt.nz/~/media/Statistics/browse-categories/health/disabilities/2013-disability-survey-results/2013-disability-survey-easy-read.pdf

How Healthy Are We? In 2013, One in Four New Zealanders were Disabled!

Key results from The New Zealand Disability Survey 

In 2013:

  • 24% of people in New Zealand were disabled.
  • 59% of people aged 65 years or over were disabled.
  • 21% of people aged 15 to 64 years were disabled.
  • 11% of children aged 0 to 14 years were disabled.
  • Māori people were more likely to be disabled than non-Māori.
  • 53% of disabled people had more than one type of impairment.

Physical impairment was the most common limitation for adults aged 15 years and over. Physical impairment affected:

  • 18% of all adults in New Zealand • 64% of disabled adults.

A learning difficulty was the most common limitation for children 0 to 14 years. A learning difficulty affected:

  • 6% of all children in New Zealand – 52% of disabled children.

The most common cause of impairment for adults was disease or illness, affecting 42%.

The most common cause of impairment for children was a condition that existed at birth, affecting 49%.

Information about regions:

This information does not include people living in residential care facilities.

  • 19% of people in Auckland were disabled.
  • 27% of people in the Bay of Plenty and Manawatu-Wanganui were disabled.
  • 29% of people in Northland were disabled.
  • 30% of people in Taranaki were disabled.

If you want more information about the 2013 Disability Survey results you can go to: http://www.stats.govt.nz/disability

Adult obesity statistics

http://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/health-statistics-and-data-sets/obesity-data-and-stats

The Annual Update of Key Results 2014/15: New Zealand Health Survey found that:

  • Almost one in three adults (aged 15 years and over) were obese (31%)
  • A further 35% of adults were overweight but not obese
  • 47% of Māori adults were obese
  • 66% of Pacific adults were obese
  • Adults living in the most deprived areas were 1.7 times as likely to be obese as adults living in the least deprived areas*
  • The adult obesity rate increased from 27% in 2006/07 to 31% in 2014/15

Child obesity statistics

The Annual Update of Key Results 2014/15: New Zealand Health Survey found that:

  • One in nine children (aged 2–14 years) were obese (11%)
  • A further 22% were children were overweight but not obese
  • 15% of Māori children were obese
  • 30% of Pacific children were obese
  • Children living in the most deprived areas were five times as likely to be obese as children living in the least deprived areas*
  • The child obesity rate increased from 8% in 2006/07 to 11% in 2014/15.

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