From the NZ herald today “The Cervical Cancer Audit released by the Ministry
of Health today said the programme was not reaching women and making sure
they were adequately screened.
It said Maori women were screened for cervical cancer less often than
non-Maori women and when abnormalities were found, they waited longer for
investigations such as biopsies.
Maori women were twice as likely to develop
cervical cancer and four times as likely to die from it than non-Maori
women, said auditor and Maori public health physician, Dr Sue Crengle.”.