Inquiry into the tobacco industry in Aotearoa and the consequences of tobacco use for Māori:

NZ House of Representatives Māori Affairs Committee.

11 November, 2010

With smoking rates amongst Māori double that of the general population, tobacco has a particularly devastating impact on Māori, and accounts for a significant portion of the life expectancy differential between Māori and non-Māori.

Societal costs of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.:

Gander, P., Scott, G., Mihaere, K., & Scott, H.

27 August, 2010

Aim: To estimate the societal costs of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in New Zealand and develop a simulation tool to evaluate treatment options.

Kōrero mārama: Health literacy and Māori:

Ministry of Health.

2 February, 2010

The report describes the health literacy skills of Māori compared to non-Māori. Data in the report are sourced from the 2006 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) that New Zealand participates in along with other OECD countries.

Qualitative analysis of high-resolution CT scans in severe asthma:

Gupta, S., Siddiqui, S., Haldar, P., Vimal Raj, J., Entwisle, J., Wardlaw, A., et al.

1 December, 2009

High-resolution CT (HRCT) scanning is part of the management of severe asthma, but its application varies between centers.

Obstructive sleep apnea in New Zealand adults: Prevalence and risk factors among Māori and non-Māori. :

Mihaere, K., Harris, R., Gander, P., Reid, P., Purdie, G., Robson, B., et al.

31 July, 2009

Study Objectives: Examine the distribution of symptoms and risk factors, and estimate the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among Māori and non-Māori New Zealanders.

Bronchiectasis secondary to primary immunodeficiency in children: Longitudinal changes in structure and function:

Haidopoulou, K., Calder, A., Jones, A., Jaffe, A., & Sonnappa, S.

9 June, 2009

​Primary immunodeficiency is a common cause of bronchiectasis in children. The term bronchiectasis suggests an irreversible process; however, disease progression following treatment is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the progression of bronchiectasis in children with primary immunodeficiency after institution of treatment. The authors concluded that bronchiectasis secondary to primary immunodeficiency in childhood is not always a progressive condition, suggesting a potential to slow or prevent disease progression with appropriate treatment.

Retrofitting houses with insulation: A cost–benefit analysis of a randomised community trial:

Chapman, R., Howden Chapman, P., Viggers, H., O’Dea, D., & Kennedy, M.

4 April, 2009

Housing is an important environmental influence on population health, and there is growing evidence of health effects from indoor environment characteristics such as low indoor temperatures.

Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health: Final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health:

World Health Organisation

12 December, 2008

Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death.

Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: Randomised controlled trial:

Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M. et al.

23 September, 2008

Objective: To assess whether non-polluting, more effective home heating (heat pump, wood pellet burner, flued gas) has a positive effect on the health of children with asthma.

The future of rongoā Māori: Wellbeing and sustainability:

Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Baker, V., Hepi, M., & Hudson, M.

9 September, 2008

Rongoā Māori is a holistic system of healing that has developed out of Māorii cultural traditions.