Ethnic differences in the uptake of child healthcare services in Aotearoa

There is extensive acknowledgement and evidence that ethnic gaps (particularly for Māori and Pacific Peoples) exist in the rates of GP registration, immunisation and dental checks. Underutilisation of these healthcare services may result in a number of adverse health outcomes in the long term.

This project quantifies the contribution of potential drivers (accessibility, mobility, socio-economic, parental and child characteristics) of ethnic differences at three longitudinal time points with a view to providing potential policy drivers to assist in closing these gaps.

Presentations highlight key findings from quantitative and qualitative work funded by the Health Research Council, the Children and Families Research Fund, MSD, and Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency which analyses ethnic differences in the utilisation of child healthcare services in Aotearoa New Zealand.

View the policy brief

View the presentation

View the video presentation