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?'
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.
|Kāti Māmoe - Iwi||2013||2006||Change|
|Smoking status||Number within iwi||% within iwi||NZ Māori population %||Number within iwi||% within iwi||NZ Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Never smoked regularly||954||43.1||44.0||786||7002||38.8||38.7||+168|
|Not elsewhere included||78||3.5||4.2||87||7003||4.3||4.7||-9|
|Total people aged 15+||2,214||100.0||100.0||2,028||100.0||100.0||+186|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2013.
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%)