Health and well-being of Māori secondary school students in New Zealand: Trends between 2001, 2007 and 2012

Show simple item record Clark, Terryann en Le Grice, Jade en Moselen, E en Fleming, Theresa en Crengle, S en Tiatia-Seath, Sipaea en Lewycka, Sonia en 2019-03-15T01:07:14Z en 2018-10-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Australian and New Zealand journal of public health 42(6):553-561 Dec 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1326-0200 en
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dc.description.abstract Objective: To describe the health status of Māori secondary school students in New Zealand over time compared to New Zealand European (NZE) students. Methods: Anonymous representative health surveys of New Zealand secondary school students were conducted in 2001, 2007 and 2012 (total n=27,306 including 5747 Māori). Results: Compared to 2001, Māori students in 2012 experienced improved health, family and school connections. However, considerable inequity persists with Māori students reporting; poorer health, greater exposure to violence and socio-economic adversity compared to NZE students. When controlling for socio-economic deprivation, inequity was substantially reduced, although Māori worse outcomes remained for; general health, mental health, contraceptive use, healthy weight, substance use, access to health care and exposure to violence. There was some evidence of convergence between Māori and NZE students on some indicators. Conclusions: There have been significant improvements for Māori youth in areas of health where there has been investment. Priority areas identified require adequate resourcing alongside addressing systematic discrimination and poverty. Implications for Public Health: Socio-economic contexts, discrimination, health care access and identified priority health areas must be addressed to improve equity for Māori youth. Building on these gains and hastening action on indicators which have not improved/worsened is required. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health en
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dc.title Health and well-being of Māori secondary school students in New Zealand: Trends between 2001, 2007 and 2012 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1753-6405.12839 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 553 en
pubs.volume 42 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.end-page 561 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 755107 en Arts en Maori and Pacific Studies en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en Science en Psychology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-10-21 en 2018-10-30 en
pubs.dimensions-id 30370961 en

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