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New Zealand Health Survey 2017-2018


General Info
Original or alternative title 
The New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) 2017/18
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2017 - 06/2018
Series or system 
New Zealand Health Survey
Data type
  • Nationally representative

The goal of the continuous NZHS is to support the formulation and evaluation of health policy by providing timely, reliable and relevant health information. This information covers population health; health risk and protective factors; and health service utilization. The NZHS comprises a set of core questions combined with a flexible program of rotating topic modules. The questionnaire is administered (face to face and computer assisted) to adults aged 15 years and older, as well as to children aged 0–14 years, generally through their primary caregiver, who acts as a proxy respondent.