Cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) is still the leading cause of death in New Zealand, accounting for 30% of deaths annually.
Source: Ministry of Health (2015) Mortality Demographic data 2012. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
Every day about 24 New Zealanders have a stroke. A quarter of those affected are under the age of 65.
Source: The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand, 2014.
After just 4 weeks of a loss in income, 55% of New Zealand households will be unable to cover their expenses.
Source: Financial Services Council 2013
In 2013, 24% of New Zealanders were disabled. Of this 21% were aged between 15 to 64
Source: Statistics New Zealand; The New Zealand Disability Survey 2013.