Ongoing improvements in the physical health of Māori contribute to increased wellbeing for individuals and whānau. This fact sheet presents information about general Māori health and wellbeing, and changes that took place between 1996 and 2007.
The difference between Māori and non-Māori life expectancy continues to decrease
Māori women are more likely than Māori men to eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables
More Māori participate in regular physical activity compared to the total population in both 2002/03 and 2006/07
Although Māori remain more likely than the total population to be current smokers, the number of Māori smokers has been decreasing in recent years