The New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS)

The New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS), conducted by the Ministry of Health, is used to monitor population health and provide supporting evidence for health policy and strategy development. The survey collects a range of health-related measures, including smoking behaviour, in a representative sample of approximately 13,000 adults and 4500 children in New Zealand.

Graph list:
1.   Prevalence - Current smoking
2.   Prevalence - Daily smoking

Available filter variables:
Age, ethnicity and gender.

Definitions:
Current smoking: smoking at least monthly, weekly or daily, and having smoked more than 100 cigarettes in the person’s lifetime. The 100-cigarette threshold limits the indicator to only people with established tobacco use.

Daily smoking: smoking every day, and having smoked more than 100 cigarettes in the person’s lifetime.

Other information:
Details of of the methodology can be found here.