16 Apr 2021

Tamariki Māori twice as likely to be hospitalised with asthma, report shows

From Midday Report, 12:44 pm on 16 April 2021

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.