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Table 1 Prevalence of Obesity by ethnicity 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey (displayed as Prevalence % (95% CI) [2]

From: "Healthy Eating - Healthy Action": evaluating New Zealand's obesity prevention strategy

   Underweight Normal range Overweight Obese (all classes)
Children
2-14 years
Total NZ 2.9 (2.2, 3.6) 67.9 (66.2,69.6) 20.9 (19.2,22.6) 8.3 (7.4, 9.3)
  European/Other     5.5 (4.3, 6.7)
  Māori     11.8 (9.9, 13.7)
  Pacific     23.3 (19.7, 26.8)
  Asian     5.9 (3.5, 8.3)
Adults Total NZ 1.3 (1.0, 1.6) 36.1 (36.0, 37.1) 36.2 (35.2, 37.1) 26.5 (25.5 - 27.5)
  European/Other     24.3 (23.1, 25.5)
  Māori     41.7 (39.8 - 43.7)
  Pacific     63.7 (60.0, 67.5)
  Asian     11.0 (9.0, 13.0)