In 2018, there were 7,182 asthma-related hospitalisations (including wheeze) among children aged 0–14 years in New Zealand. The number of asthma hospitalisations increased between 2006–2018.
In 2016, 42 children aged less than a year old died from SUDI. The prevalence of SUDI deaths has declined year-on-year between 2000 and 2016.
In 2016, 362 people died from melanoma in New Zealand whilst in 2017 a further 2,550 new cases of melanoma were registered.
Barry Borman, Deborah Read and Steve Haslett are members of the 'Ministry of Health Coronavirus Statistical Advisory Group'.
We have updated the Socioeconomic deprivation profile section on our webpage. This section provides information on socioeconomic deprivation, using the New Zealand Index of Deprivation (NZDep).
Five out of 13 stations exceeded the national standard (one-hour average) for nitrogen dioxide between 2004 and 2016.
In 2018, there were about 4. 3 million motor vehicles in New Zealand, the highest number ever. Read more or download the factsheet.
Children under five had consistently significantly higher rates of hazardous substance-related hospitalisations than other age groups, and their most common injury was from solvents, hydrocarbons and corrosive substances.
The average age of the light vehicle fleet in New Zealand increased from 11. 8 years in 2000 to 14. 1 years in 2018.
In 2017/18, 1 in 7 children (14. 9%) aged 2-14 years had medicated asthma. Read more about asthma prevalence in children or download the factsheet.