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Article: Asian health in New Zealand - Progress and challenges

TitleAsian health in New Zealand - Progress and challenges
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherNew Zealand Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/
Citation
New Zealand Medical Journal, 2006, v. 119 n. 1244 How to Cite?
AbstractThe recent increase in the population classed as 'Asian' in New Zealand (now 9.5%) has seen the establishment of an 'Asian health' platform with activities by academic institutions, service providers, and community organisations. Howeve, Asian health remains outside the frames of reference for most health professionals. Three recent reports provide the first large-scale systematic data about the health of Asian peoples in New Zealand. These reports identify the problem of 'averaging' if the whole Asian category is used. Key health concerns include access to health services; cardiovascular disease, and diabetes for Indian peoples; levels of physical activity; and mental health, particularly in young people. Asian peoples born in New Zealand are less healthy than recent migrants classified as Asian. This 'healthy immigrant effact' abates with length of settlement in New Zealand. Despite these identified issues, there is a policy void for the health of Asian peoples in New Zealand, with no clear mandate to consider or monitor Asian peoples when undertaking research or formulating policy. Explicit engagement, policy, and service development for this significant and diverse part of the population should build on the agenda laid out by the recent advances in knowledge about Asian health in New Zealand. © NZMA.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172137
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dc.contributor.authorAmeratunga, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorTse, Sen_US
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dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Medical Journal, 2006, v. 119 n. 1244en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe recent increase in the population classed as 'Asian' in New Zealand (now 9.5%) has seen the establishment of an 'Asian health' platform with activities by academic institutions, service providers, and community organisations. Howeve, Asian health remains outside the frames of reference for most health professionals. Three recent reports provide the first large-scale systematic data about the health of Asian peoples in New Zealand. These reports identify the problem of 'averaging' if the whole Asian category is used. Key health concerns include access to health services; cardiovascular disease, and diabetes for Indian peoples; levels of physical activity; and mental health, particularly in young people. Asian peoples born in New Zealand are less healthy than recent migrants classified as Asian. This 'healthy immigrant effact' abates with length of settlement in New Zealand. Despite these identified issues, there is a policy void for the health of Asian peoples in New Zealand, with no clear mandate to consider or monitor Asian peoples when undertaking research or formulating policy. Explicit engagement, policy, and service development for this significant and diverse part of the population should build on the agenda laid out by the recent advances in knowledge about Asian health in New Zealand. © NZMA.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNew Zealand Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/en_US
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dc.subject.meshAsia - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Mellitus - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshEmigration And Immigration - Classification - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshNew Zealand - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.titleAsian health in New Zealand - Progress and challengesen_US
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