Notifications of notifiable diseases in New Zealand
Where at least one case was recorded, 2017
Disease: Diseases notifiable to the Medical Officer of Health under the Health Act 1956 and the Tuberculosis Act 1948 (http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/notifiable-diseases).
Individual disease definition is found here http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/communicable-disease-control-manual-2012
Please note only acute cases of Hepatitis B and C are notifiable.
Not every case of acute gastroenteritis is necessarily notifiable, only those where there is a suspected common source or from a person in a high risk category (for example, a food handler, an early childhood service worker) or single cases of chemical, bacterial, or toxic food poisoning such as botulism or toxic shellfish poisoning.
Notifiable disease data collected and reported by agencies other than ESR is not presented in this dataset i.e acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other spongiform encephalopathies, lead absorption equal to or in excess of 0.48µmol/L, and poisoning arising from chemical contamination of the environment.
Data provided by
New Zealand Notifiable Diseases Statistics 2017
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Notifiable Diseases tables by age, sex, ethnic group, 2017'
Import & extraction details
File as imported: New Zealand Notifiable Diseases Statistics 2017
From the dataset New Zealand Notifiable Diseases Statistics 2017, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: DiseasebyAgeGroup
- Provided: 663 data points
This data forms the table Health - Notifiable diseases by age group 2017.
Purpose of collection
The main purpose of surveillance is to provide information for action. Information provided by regular surveillance reports enables effective monitoring of rates and distribution of disease, detection of outbreaks, monitoring of interventions, and predicting emerging hazards.