Health - Notifiable diseases by sex 2016

Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited

Definitions

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

Inclusions

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.

Exclusions

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

Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited

Dataset name

New Zealand Notifiable Diseases Statistics 2016

Webpage:

https://surv.esr.cri.nz/surveillance/annual_diseasetables.php

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Notifiable Diseases tables by age, sex, ethnic group, 2016'

Import & extraction details

File as imported: New Zealand Notifiable Diseases Statistics 2016

From the dataset New Zealand Notifiable Diseases Statistics 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: DiseasebySex
  • Range: C5:F55
  • Provided: 204 data points

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.