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.

This project was made possible through funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand: Ethnic differences in the uptake of healthcare services: A microanalysis. HRC #19/263 (2019 – 2023). With additional support from the Ministry of Social Development and Te Hiringa Hauora / Health Promotion Agency.

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