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Transcript of New Zealand
Even though new Zealand is almost a good place to live for everyone, we think its not as good as the initial response made it sound
Obesity in New Zealand
The 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey found that:
almost 1 in 3 adults (aged 15 years and over) were obese (31%), a further 34% were overweight
48% of Māori adults were obese
68% of Pacific adults were obese
there has been an increase in obesity in males from 17% in 1997 to 30% in 2012/13
there has been an increase in obesity in females from 21% in 1997 to 32% in 2012/13.
Tens of thousands of children are admitted every year for respiratory and infectious diseases associated with living in damp, overcrowded homes.
When a child grows up in poverty they miss out on things most New Zealanders take for granted.
They are living in cold, damp, over-crowded houses, They do not have warm or rain-proof clothing, their shoes are worn, and many days they go hungry.
Many more don’t get to go to the doctor when they are sick, because they can’t afford the costs of the appointment and the medicine.
Others stay home from school because they don’t have all the uniform or lunch to take.
New Zealand has the highest cannabis use per person in the world.
New Zealand has the 3rd highest amphetamine use in the world.
Amphetamines are drugs that mimic the effect that adrenalin has on the body. They are known as uppers, bennies, beans, speed, and crank. Amphetamines vary in appearance, from white pills to powder or crystals. This drug can be ingested orally, injected, sniffed, or smoked
New Zealand has the second highest country in the world for deaths resulting from car occupant collision
Youth drink-driving is one of the largest causes of death and injuries in New Zealand roads. Each year, young drivers cause nearly half of all alcohol-related road crashes.
Total deaths in 2009 – 384
Deaths so far in 2010 – 210
Death in the past 12 months – 389
Social costs of crashes 2008 – $4,293,000,000.
Total population of NZ –4,311,000
1 in 9 children (aged 2–14 years) were obese
1 in 5 children were overweight
19% of Māori children were obese
27% of Pacific children were obese
children living in the most deprived areas were 3 times as likely to be obese as children living in the least deprived areas.
the childhood obesity rate has increased from 8% in 2006/07 to 11% in 2012/13.
NZ has the highest rate of suicide in the world for ages 15 to 24 years old.
And the 2nd highest suicide rate in the world for ages 25-34.(source) New Zealand is one of a small number of countries which have higher suicide death rates at younger ages than at older ages.
Kiwi is the nickname used internationally for people from New Zealand, as well as being a relatively common self-reference. The name derives from the kiwi, a flightless bird, which is native to, and the national symbol of, New Zealand.