As previously shown, and in line with other data from the Census (Edwards, 2017) and New Zealand Health Survey (Ministry of Health, 2015), Maori (including Cook Island Maori) are most likely to smoke, and Asian students least likely to smoke.
Demographic profiles of respondents--ethnicity Ethnicity (*) Response percent Response count NZ Maori 16.6 152 NZ European 67.0 614 Other European 5.1 47 Samoan 2.2 20 Cook Island Maori 0.9 8 Tongan 1.1 10 Niuean 0.3 3 Tokelauan 0.4 4 Fijian 1.9 17 Other Pacific 0.2 2 South East Asian 3.5 32 Chinese 3.5 32 Indian 5 46 Other Asian 5 46 Other 10.3 94 answered question 917 (*) respondents could choose more than one ethnicity Table 2.
The Maori total of 26,035 people had other problems: it included more than one thousand Cook Island Maori
, (2) whom demographer Jeremy Lowe was told had been included in the same code (1990:7).
The theory has been proposed by Teina Rongo, a Cook Island Maori
from Rarotonga and a Ph.D.
Trained Pacific advisers speak a range of languages and callers can listen to quitting tips in Samoan, Cook Island Maori
And as once was the case in Hawaii, brown faces are everywhere--more than 90 percent of the population here are Cook Island Maori
The team now includes a Cook Island Maori
and eight Maori nurses, the largest proportion of Maori public health nurses in any district health board in the country.
Pacific ethnic groups also logged significant increases - the Samoans by 10 per cent to 144,000, Cook Island Maoris
by 7 per cent to 62,000 and Tongans by almost 20 per cent to 60,000.