Our Environmental Health Indicators give you information and statistics on how the environment affects the health of New Zealanders. Our team is part of the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, and offers research, training and consultancy services.
Monitoring New Zealand’s Environmental Health
- Factsheets updated with new DHB data from the New Zealand Health Survey
Data by District Health Board (DHB) for 2014–17 are now available in the following factsheets:
- asthma prevalence in children, 2016/17
- unmet need for GP services due to a lack of transport, 2016/17
- active transport to and from school, 2016/17
- New meningococcal disease indicator released
We have recently released a new indicator on meningococcal disease in children. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection, which can cause meningitis, blood poisoning, and even death. Household crowding increases the risk of meningococcal disease in children.
- PAWS launched
Our EHI team has collaborated with the EpiCentre to create PAWS (people • animals • wellbeing • surveillance). The PAWS programme is aimed to help protect both animals and humans from natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, droughts and rising sea-levels. For more information, see the PAWS webpage.
Get more regional data at Healthspace
You can explore geographic health and population data for New Zealand on our Healthspace website