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How poverty influences Māori and Pacific child obesity rates

Monday, 17 June 2019

New research from a number of NCLR investigators shows the extent to which ethnic differences in obesity rates can be explained by socioeconomic differences. Researchers, led by Dr Nichola Shackleton, found that if Māori and Pacific four-year olds experienced the same family and neighbourhood conditions as their European counterparts, rates of obesity would drop by a half for Māori - and by a third among Pacific kids.

Read more about the research here.