Story: Men’s health

Mortality rates for men by ethnicity, 1981–2009

This graph shows the number of expected deaths each year per 100,000 of the population for four ethnic groups. The figures have been age-standardised to ensure that the different age composition of the populations do not affect the rates, and only the ages 1 to 74 are included. The resulting figures show that while the mortality rates for all ethnic groups fell in the 20 years after 1981, the mortality rate for Māori and Pacific Island men remained significantly higher than that of European and, more especially, Asian men.

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How to cite this page:

Robert Beaglehole, 'Men’s health - Health of New Zealand men', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2020)

Story by Robert Beaglehole, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017