Tamariki Māori twice as likely to be hospitalised with asthma, report shows
Tamariki Māori and those living in areas of high deprivation with asthma are being failed by the health system, according to new research. A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today finds which finds Māori children with asthma are hospitalised at twice the rate of non-Māori children. Admission rates for children in the most deprived areas are nearly 3 times higher than children in wealthy areas. The head of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation Letitia Harding speaks to Meriana Johnsen.