Kōrero: Child and youth health

New Zealand child health indicators compared to other OECD countries

These graphs compare New Zealand with other OECD countries by particular child-health indicators – infant mortality, low birth weight, immunisation, and youth suicide – in the 2010s. While the health of New Zealand children compares well to most other countries in the world, the results are not so favourable when New Zealand is compared to similar developed nations. An exception to this is the percentage of children born with a low birth weight (where New Zealand was below the OECD average and in the bottom third of countries).

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Health status of children and young people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/30309/new-zealand-child-health-indicators-compared-to-other-oecd-countries (accessed 24 July 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018