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The health of Pacific Islands people in New Zealand

The health of Pacific Islands people in New Zealand

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Published by Public Health Commission in Wellington, N.Z .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Zealand
    • Subjects:
    • Pacific Islanders -- Health and hygiene -- New Zealand -- Statistics

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementMurray Bathgate ... [et al.].
      SeriesAnalysis and monitoring report ;, 2
      ContributionsBathgate, Murray., New Zealand. Public Health Commission.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA555 .H43 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination219 p. ;
      Number of Pages219
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL557799M
      ISBN 100478085273
      LC Control Number96140753
      OCLC/WorldCa32930332

        It concerns the inhabitants of the million-square-mile triangle of blue-water Pacific real estate now known as Polynesia, which is bounded by New Zealand, Easter Island and the Hawaiian. Vitamin A deficiency is also a significant public health risk in Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Papua New Guinea. About 40% of the Pacific island region’s population of million has been diagnosed with a noncommunicable disease, notably cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension.

      Majority now born in New Zealand Nearly two thirds of the Pacific population are born in New Zealand. The proportion of Pacific people born in New Zealand has steadily increased from % in to % or , people in (Statistics New Zealand, c). The five Pacific ethnicities with the highest proportions of. Pacific Islander communities have been described as ‘statistically invisible’ in Australia, because many have migrated from or through New Zealand, and are identified in Australian Census data as New Zealanders. The number of Pacific Islander people in Queensland may be significantly higher than what is captured in official data.

        The lower the rating, the more vulnerable Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea are. The World Risk Report Index further supports this notion. Of the 15 most at risk countries in the world in , four of them–Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea–are Pacific . We survey Indigenous health issues across the Pacific with a case study approach that focuses on Australia, New Zealand, Hawai‘i, and US Associated Micronesia. For each case study, we provide an overview of the Indigenous population, its colonial history, and current health and social outcomes. In the discussion that follows, we flag some of the key policy initiatives that have been.


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The health of Pacific Islands people in New Zealand Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pacific peoples experience poorer health outcomes than other New Zealanders across a number of health and disability indicators. They exhibit a lower life expectancy than other ethnic groups excluding Māori, and social and economic factors are known to contribute significantly to their relatively poorer health status.

Get this from a library. The Health of Pacific Islands people in New Zealand. [M A Bathgate; New Zealand. Public Health Commission.;] -- "In monitoring the state of the public health in New Zealand, the experiences and situations of the different ethnic communities which constitute out society must be taken into account.

Like age. Health and Pacific Peoples in New Zealand is the third report in the Pacific Progress presents findings on Pacific peoples’ health outcomes, discusses the socio-economic factors that influence these outcomes, and offers suggestions for improving Pacific The health of Pacific Islands people in New Zealand book health.

with the lowest use of mental health services. New Zealand-born Paciic people have a higher prevalence of disorders than Paciic migrants, but also seek help from mental health services more often. Almost half of New Zealand’s Paciic population is under 20 years of age, and this young population is increasing rapidly.

Through engaging narration and colorful illustrations, Myths and Legends of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands helps children explore the rich mythologies and legends of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, New Zealand's Maori people, and other Pacific : $ A large proportion of Pacific peoples' health disparity is due to their high chronic disease burden, particularly for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes.

1 The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in Pacific peoples, for example, is three times the prevalence reported in the total New Zealand. This report presents key findings for Pacific peoples from the /09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey, including energy and nutrient intake, dietary supplement use, eating patterns, food security, and nutrition-related health (eg, body size, blood pressure and diabetes).

Overall health of Pacific peoples in New Zealand. Good health is fundamental for the well-being of individuals, families, communities, and New Zealand as a whole. Life expectancy for Pacific peoples is about four years less than for the overall population.

Pacific peoples' health is worse than other New Zealanders’, from childhood through to. with the lowest use of mental health services. New Zealand-born Pacific people have a higher prevalence of disorders than Pacific migrants, but also seek help from mental health services more often.

Almost half of New Zealand’s Pacific population is under 20 years of age, and this young population is increasing rapidly. Pacific peoples in New Zealand 1 Contents Pacific peoples in New Zealand – Understanding who we are 2 Pacific peoples’ participation in employment, incomes, benefit receipt and housing 7 Pacific peoples’ health 9 Pacific peoples in education 16 Pacific peoples and family violence 17 Pacific peoples’ experiences of crime and the justice.

Births, deaths and health attitudes. People of Pacific Island ethnicity are an important and growing part of New Zealand society and culture. In they comprised % of the country’s population and were major contributors to New Zealand’s success in sport, music and. Dengue in Asia and the Pacific Islands Ap Dengue is a risk in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Asia and the Pacific Islands can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. Large disparities in health status are experienced by Pacific children and young people in New Zealand. Following the Ministry of Health’s initial commissioning of a report on the Health of Pacific Children and Young People in New Zealand ina series of reports have continued to be published that provide a comprehensive overview of Pacific child and youth health across a range of.

Pacific people had a higher death rate and a lower life expectancy than the New Zealand average. Children’s health. The Pacific infant mortality rate was 40% above the national average. Pacific children were more likely to be hospitalised with respiratory conditions, infectious and parasitic diseases, burns and unintentional injuries.

Chris Galbraith is chair of the NZ Marine Operators Association and general manager at the first place 70 per cent of small yachts arrive in, when they come to New Zealand - the Bay of Islands Marina. Pacific peoples in New Zealand Pacific peoples first migrated to New Zealand some years ago, becoming the indigenous Mäori.3 In modern times, the most significant arrival of Pacific peoples to New Zealand was between the s and s when immigration controls were relaxed, and the post-war economy provided work.

Most of the larger islands also support some livestock. As much as two-thirds of the Pacific Islands’ total land area is forested. Most of the islands are poor in mineral resources. The population is concentrated in Papua New Guinea, New Zealand (which has a majority of people of European descent), Hawaii, Fiji, and Solomon Islands.

History of health care. Until well after European contact Māori used natural medicines and spiritual healing. Among the European colonists, professional medical care was expensive and most people diagnosed themselves or sought alternative treatment.

In the mid 19th century New Zealand's first public hospitals created by Governor George Grey and were available for those who could not afford a.

The Cook Islands government says a quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand should be announced within a week.

But our Prime Minister won't be drawn on dates, saying any indication of a. The consultation process --Current situation of Pacific Islands people in new Zealand --Pacific Islands peoples' understanding of mental health --Outcomes of the consultation process --Cultural advocacy service --Early intervention in deliberate self-harm --Mainstream services --Specialist services --Cultural safety education --Development of.

The response rate was 59% (75 out of ). Only 7% of respondents were working in the Pacific Islands (12% of non-residents and 4% of New Zealand residents), though the proportion in the whole cohort could be up to 20%. One third intended to work in Pacific communities in New Zealand or the Pacific Islands in the future.

In Samoa, 72 children have been admitted to hospital suffering the effects of severe malnutrition in the past year, while in Papua New Guinea, one in 13 children will die before they reach the age of five.

Dr Percival said such malnutrition was part of a vicious cycle that left people in the Pacific more vulnerable.Pacific peoples in New Zealand share a common migration and assimilation (Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs a) although there were some significant differences (Cook Island-ers, Niueans, and Tokelauans had a different status as New Zealand citizens).

InPacific people in New Zealand made up just % of the total population.