Disease Hospitalisations Respiratory Housing Crowding
-------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- --------------- ----------- ------------ Dental (dental caries, pulp, peridontal) 103,223 no no no Otitis media (ear infection) 101,365 no yes yes Bronchiolitis 81,972 yes yes yes Asthma and wheeze 72,589 yes yes yes Gastroenteritis 63,048 no no yes Acute upper respiratory tract infection excluding croup 55,413 yes yes yes Childhood Pneumonia 49,861 yes yes yes Skin infections (cellulitis) 49,651 no yes no Viral infection of unspecified site 45,495 no no yes Urinary tract infection 19,129 no no no Croup, acute laryngitis, tracheitis 15,184 no no yes Constipation 14,332 no no no Dermatitis and eczema 9,702 no no no Febrile convulsions 7,620 no yes no Gastro oesophageal reflux 7,247 no no no Osteomyelitis 4,148 no no no Viral/other/unspecified meningits 3,666 no no no Bronchiectasis 2,976 yes yes yes Meningococcal disease 2,640 no yes yes Rheumatic fever 2,556 yes yes yes Nutritional deficiencies or anaemias 1,215 no no no Bacterial meningitis 1,149 no yes yes Tuberculosis 298 yes yes yes GAS sepsis 137 no yes yes

The housing and crowding columns indicate whether a disease is aggravated by poor quality housing or over-crowded living conditions.


  • Disease classifications were based on research by Philippa Anderson, Elizabeth Craig, Gary Jackson, Catherine Jackson
  • Dr Nevil Pierse from Otago University provided the crowding classifications
  • Hospitalisations data was acquired under the Official Information Act from the Ministry of Health
  • The NZDep2013 Index of Deprivation from Otago University was used. A deprivation of 1 is low and 10 is high
  • All other data is from Statistics New Zealand