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21 May 2019 3:10
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  •   Home > News > Maori

    Half of Maori and Pacific deaths have been found to be potentially avoidable

    Half of Maori and Pacific deaths have been found to be potentially avoidable


    That compares to 23 per cent for non-Maori and non-Pacific people.

    The figures are in a study published in today's New Zealand Medical Journal, examining the gap in life expectancy between different New Zealanders.

    The main contributors to avoidable death rates are heart disease - and trachea, bronchus and lung cancers.

    For Maori males, suicide and car accidents also play a major role.

    The study authors say the healthcare system needs to recognise and address the role of racism in creating the disparities.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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