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Derived from the Census questions:

'Do you smoke cigarettes regularly (that is, one or more a day)?', and 'Have you ever been a regular smoker of one or more cigarettes a day?'

Kāti Māmoe
Cigarette smoking

Smoking is the major cause of preventable disease in New Zealand. Data on smoking prevalence is used by those working in the health sector to:

  • monitor changes in smoking prevalence ;
  • understand the profile of smokers, to better target future health education programmes to at-risk groups;
  • evaluate the success of health education programmes; and
  • examine the inter-relationships between smoking and other socio-economic variables and how these change over time.

This data is for the population over 15 years of age.

Smoking behaviour
Kāti Māmoe - Iwi20132006Change
Smoking statusNumber within iwi% within iwiNZ Māori population %Number within iwi% within iwiNZ Māori population %2006 to 2013
Regular smoker49222.229.365432.237.6-162
Ex-smoker69031.222.550124.718.9+189
Never smoked regularly95443.144.078638.838.7+168
Not elsewhere included783.54.2874.34.7-9

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013.

Smoking behavior, 2013
Smoking behavior, 2013 Not elsewhere included, New Zealand - Māori population: 4.2% Never smoked regularly, New Zealand - Māori population: 44.0% Ex-smoker, New Zealand - Māori population: 22.5% Regular smoker, New Zealand - Māori population: 29.3% Not elsewhere included, Kāti Māmoe - Iwi: 3.5% Never smoked regularly, Kāti Māmoe - Iwi: 43.1% Ex-smoker, Kāti Māmoe - Iwi: 31.2% Regular smoker, Kāti Māmoe - Iwi: 22.2%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.
Change in smoking behaviour, 2006 to 2013
Change in smoking behaviour, 2006 to 2013 Total people aged 15+, Rohe - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +186 Not elsewhere included, Rohe - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: -9 Never smoked regularly, Rohe - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +168 Ex-smoker, Rohe - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: +189 Regular smoker, Rohe - [Parameter].[WebIDLabel]: -162
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.

Dominant groups

The major differences in the smoking behaviour of the Kāti Māmoe Iwi and the New Zealand Māori population were:

  • A larger percentage of people who nominated Ex-smoker (31.2% compared to 22.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who nominated Regular smoker (22.2% compared to 29.3%)