Annual Update of Key Results 2013/14: New Zealand Health
Survey provides up-to-date and retrospective information
on key health issues facing New Zealand adults and children. This
information is vital to being able to effectively monitor trends
and identify changing patterns of disease.
Survey data is collected continuously but findings are reported
annually. The latest update is based on data gathered from more
than 4600 children and more than 13,300 adults surveyed from July
2013 to June 2014.
A number of indicators collected by the New Zealand Health
Survey are designated as Tier 1 statistics - the most important
official statistics, essential to understand how well New Zealand
is performing as they measure the performance and progress of the
economy, society and the environment. In health these indicators
are smoking (current), obesity, self-rated health and mental health
status (psychological distress).