We don’t have any influence over the data collected by health providers. Ideally everyone should be following the Ministry of Health’s protocols for ethnicity data collection and reporting
. We display the data which has been made available to us, but we consistently aim to compare Māori with either non-Māori, non-Māori non-Pacific, and or New Zealand Europeans. Sometimes comparison with the Total Population is given because no other relevant groups are through the data available. This is not our preference as comparison with the Total Population masks dilutes the differences which exist.