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'.