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Ethnic Disparities in Access to Publicly Funded Bariatric Surgery in South Auckland, New Zealand

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 4 May 2020


Jamie-Lee Rahiri
Christin Coomarasamy
Andrew D. MacCormick
Matire Harwood
Andrew Hill

Year of Publication



Obesity Surgery, 23 April, 2020 [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article


This research investigates the intake of bariatric surgery patients in the ethnically diverse Counties Manukau Health, in order to identify any ethnic disparities. They found that the receipt of publicly funded bariatric surgery was significantly lower for Māori and Pacific peoples, in spite of the higher prevalence of obesity amongst these groups.

Type of Study

*Clinical audit

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