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The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.
Fuel poverty, (the inability to afford adequate household energy services, including healthy indoor temperatures) is a significant public health problem currently estimated to affect 25% of households in New Zealand and the cost of electricity is a key driver. Despite widespread international recognition, fuel poverty...
Background: The ratio of winter to non-winter mortality rates, or excess winter mortality (EWM), is higher in temperate countries, including New Zealand. Many studies suggest housing differences as a possible explanation. Home heating and insulation levels have been found to be associated with health outcomes...
This literature review describes the social and economic associations of various forms of housing tenure, mainly homeownership and renting and analyses over a hundred and twenty international studies, focusing on the effects of housing tenure on health, employment, crime, welfare, wealth and education.
The health and independence report reviews the state of public health in New Zealand.
This year’s report focuses on a number of high profile areas for the health and disability system including pregnancy and early childhood, mental health and wellbeing, and vulnerable groups....
A new report from Statistics New Zealand shows the importance of collecting good information about the one in four Māori who are disabled.
He hauā Māori: findings from the 2013 disability survey shows that while many disabled Māori enjoy good levels of material well-being...
Summary: This review presents a refreshed strategic direction for adult palliative care and proposes a suite of initiatives to help manage future increases in demand for palliative care.
We know that as people live longer there will be more people with complex conditions...