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Women's health and wellbeing by ethnicity, 2006–7

Women's health and wellbeing by ethnicity, 2006–7

The 2006–7 New Zealand health survey asked women how they rated their own health. The higher the score, the better that aspect of health was (a higher score for ‘bodily pain’ for example, means less bodily pain, not more). Apart from physical functioning, Māori women described their health as significantly worse than non-Māori women did.

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Health of Māori women, 1940s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/31499/womens-health-and-wellbeing-by-ethnicity-2006-7 (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011