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People's 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 less able 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 (defined above). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2017 period) is provided via the menu below. The index that measures change in the healthy community index (pictured below) shows the composite average of the individual indicators.
Using GDP, smoking has traditionally been counted as a benefit to the economy. With a GPI, smoking is regarded as a cost
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The mortality rate from causes which can be prevented by (are ‘amenable to’) health care intervention is measured as the number of deaths potentially avoidable through medical treatment. It is a proxy measure for the effectiveness of the health system. These mortality rates are affected by socioeconomic conditions and personal variables.
The number of deaths which could have potentially been avoided through population-based interventions such as health promotion as well as those responsive to preventative and curative interventions at an individual level expressed as a rate per 1,000 people.
Customised request from Ministry of Health
Last updated April 2017
Data available only to 2014. Rates are age-standardised.
Indicators are updated in May and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
While care has been taken in processing, analysing and extracting information, we cannot guarantee that the information is free from error and we shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of any information, product or service.