23 April 2021: OIA response | Tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors use for Māori and Pacific peoples

23 April 2021 

Dear [name and contact details withheld] 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 

Thank you for your request dated 13 April 2021 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). Following our response to you on 30 March 2021 to your request for information, you requested: 

a breakdown of Table 2 to give Māori and Pacific numbers 

Please find the number of distinct people dispensed tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, split by ethnicity, detailed in the table below. 

Table: number of distinct people dispensed medicines from July to December 2020, split by ethnicity

Chemical

Māori

Pacific

Other

Total

Anastrozole

417

46

1,971

2,434

Exemestane

168

57

1,158

1,383

Letrozole

760

342

5,690

6,792

Tamoxifen citrate

785

315

4,979

6,079

Total

2,130

760

13,798

16,688

Please note:

  • The data provided represents patients who have been dispensed these medicines in the community. We do not hold patient level information in our hospital data.
  • This data excludes patients with an unknown ethnicity.
  • This data excludes dispensings that cannot be assigned to an individual patient.

We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we will now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services