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DHB Health Needs Assessments 2012

Reports

pdficon small The Burden of Disease from Second-hand Smoke in New Zealand (July 2016) (pdf, 0.6 MB)
This report estimates the number of deaths and healthy years of life lost (DALYs) due to second-hand smoke exposure in New Zealand in 2006 and 2010.

pdficon small National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2016 (Jul 2017) (pdf, 0.8 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) in 2016

pdficon small National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2015 (July 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) in 2015.

pdficon small National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2014 (January 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) during 2014.

pdficon small National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2013 (February 2015) (pdf, 0.6 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) and EpiSurv during 2013.

pdficon small Occupational Disease Surveillance Report, 2000-2013 (Jan 2015) (pdf, 0.6 MB)
This report presents findings on the prevalence of occupationally related diseases and conditions in New Zealand between 2000-2013.

pdficon small Potential for Ground Water Bores to meet Lower Hutt's Emergency Water Needs after Large Earthquakes - GNS Science Report (Nov 2014) (pdf, 5.8 MB)
This report presents the potential for water bores in case of a large earthquake affecting Lower Hutt. We co-authored this report with GNS and Cutriss Consultants.

pdficon small Annual Hazardous Substances Injury Report 2016 (December 2016) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
This report presents findings on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand in 2016.

pdficon small Annual Hazardous Substances Injury Report 2015 (January 2016) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
This report presents findings on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand in 2015. 

pdficon small Annual Hazardous Substances Injury Report 2014 (November 2014) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
This report presents findings on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand in 2014.

pdficon small Annual Hazardous Substances Injury Report 2013 (May 2014) (pdf, 1.1 MB)
This report presents findings on the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in New Zealand in 2013.

pdficon small Survey of Low Cost Cosmetics (Lipstick) (Mar 2011) (pdf, 166 KB)
This report presents findings of a study investigating chemicals in low-cost lipsticks. Some lipsticks were found to have leachable cadmium, chromium and lead. All samples complied with levels of arsenic, mercury and leachable antimony.  

pdficon small Survey of Low Cost Cosmetics (Hair Dye) (Mar 2011) (pdf, 127 KB)
This report presents findings of a study investigating chemicals in low-cost hair dyes. All samples tested for the presence of meta-, ortho- and para-phenylenediamines complied with the current Cosmetic Products Group Standard.  

Journal articles

Briggs D, Mason K, Borman B. (2016). Rapid Assessment of Environmental Health Impacts for Policy Support: The Example of Road Transport in New Zealand. Int J Environ Res Public Health,2016; 13(1): 61.

Mason, K.M. & Borman, B. (2016). Burden of disease from second-hand smoke in New ZealandNew Zealand Medical Journal, 129 (1432), 16-25

Borman B, Poynter M. (2014). When enough is not enough: folic acid fortification in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal 127(1399): 83-84.

Tisch C, Pearson A, Kingham S, Borman B, Briggs D. (2013). Environmental health indicators: a review of initiatives worldwide. Management of Environmental Quality An International Journal 01/2014; 25:446-466. doi: 10.1108/MEQ-11-2012-0075

DHB Health Needs Assessments 2012

District health board (DHB) health needs assessments (HNA) identify the unmet health and healthcare needs of each DHB population.

We completed health needs assessments for all district health boards in 2012.  These assessments also compare the health status of Māori and non-Māori.

pdficon small Auckland District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Bay of Plenty District Health Board (pdf, 2.6 MB)

pdficon small Canterbury District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Capital and Coast District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Counties Manukau District Health Board (pdf, 3.2 MB)

pdficon small Hawkes Bay District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Hutt Valley District Health Board (pdf, 3.3 MB)

pdficon small Lakes District Health Board (pdf, 3.0 MB)

pdficon small MidCentral District Health Board (pdf, 3.0 MB)

pdficon small Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (pdf, 3.4 MB)

pdficon small Northland District Health Board (pdf, 3.0 MB)

pdficon small South Canterbury District Health Board (pdf, 3.3 MB)

pdficon small Southern District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Tairawhiti District Health Board (pdf, 3.0 MB)

pdficon small Taranaki District Health Board (pdf, 3.0 MB)

pdficon small Waikato District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Wairarapa District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Waitemata District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small West Coast District Health Board (pdf, 3.1 MB)

pdficon small Whanganui District Health Board (pdf, 3.0 MB)