Story: Pacific Island health

Lower median income

Lower median income

In 2006  Pacific people had a lower median income than people in the European/Pākehā and New Zealander/other groups. This can affect the health of Pacific families because they have less money to spend on doctor's visits when they fall ill, and may become even sicker before seeking medical treatment.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

 Source: New Zealand census, 2006

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Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Causes of poor health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2018)

Story by Colin Tukuitonga, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017