According to survey results, perceived levels of overall health for people living in the Waikato region declined over the period of 2006 to 2016.
This indicator is people’s self-rated general health status in the Waikato region according to the Quality of Life Survey results.
Self-reported health status is a key measure of subjective wellbeing and has been found to be linked to actual health outcomes. Measuring people’s perceptions of their health provides us with useful information which can be included with other measures to help us to plan for current and future support systems and other resources in our region.
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DATA SOURCE AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Indicator is the percentage of respondents who report their self-rated general health status to be good, very good or excellent. Data are from the Quality of Life Survey(external link).
Update details: Waikato regional results are available for 2006 and 2016.
Customised data request requirements: Quality of Life data.
DATA AVAILABILITY – OTHER THAN WAIKATO REGION:
Territorial Authority (TA) disaggregation: Yes
Other regions: Yes
New Zealand: No (but a seven cities average is available)
Other countries/ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): secondary statistics from OECD Wellbeing Report: Health – Key findings(external link).