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Our physical and mental health is protected. Living and working environments are safe, and everyone has access to health care. Every opportunity is taken to recognise and encourage good health.
Good health is vital to well-being. Without good health, people are less able to enjoy their lives to the extent they might desire, their options may be limited and their general levels of quality of life and happiness may be reduced. Without good health and the ability to access healthcare, people are unable to actively participate in and contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of the region.
Healthy community is made up of 11 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the healthy outcome definition (shown above). Please see below for the raw data available over the 2001 to 2010 study period for each of the healthy community indicators.
As with the social well-being GPI, the available indicator data that forms part of the healthy community outcome area was used to calculate individual index values for each indicator for each year over the 2001 to 2010 study period. The graph below shows the average of these individual index values, and represents the healthy community GPI for the Wellington region from 2001-2010.
Natural disasters (and the cost of cleaning up after them) actually create an increase in GDP, thus counting natural disasters as a benefit to our economy. From a GPI perspective, natural disasters would be a decline in our well-being
Click on each indicator below to access further information
The World Health Organisation has declared that obesity is a disease of pandemic significance, which threatens the developing world as well as developed countries. Obesity is associated with a long list of adult health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes, type 2 diabetes, various types of cancer, and psychological and social problems.
The age standardised percentage of people aged 15 years and over classified as overweight or obese according to the body mass index.
Ministry of Health
Last updated 25 February 2010
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