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3 Sep 2015

Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective means of preventing disease and improving health.

The timeliness of immunisation delivery is important, including for the diseases preventable by vaccination to which very young infants are particularly vulnerable, such as...

Document type: Report
Size: 365.44 KB
28 Aug 2015

Foetal alcohol exposure continues to present as a public health challenge. We are developing a knowledge base of the scale of the issue.

Relatively little is known about the women who drink alcohol while pregnant, how much they drink, and how their drinking behaviours...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.02 MB
28 Aug 2015

This Research Summary simplifies the findings contained in the Technical Report , "Patterns and dynamics of alcohol consumption during pregnancy in a recent New Zealand cohort of expectant mothers”.  

Most women stopped or substantially reduced their alcohol...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 273.83 KB
28 Aug 2015

Exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can effect healthy foetal development. To inform public health efforts to reduce harm, it is important to understand patterns of women’s alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy.

More than 6,800 mothers in the Growing Up in New...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 132.27 KB
14 Aug 2015

Many families successfully cope with difficult situations, but some do not. ‘Family resilience’ explains how families draw on protective resources to adapt to the risks they face. This paper focuses on the concept of ‘family resilience’.

The evidence presented in the In...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 3.41 MB
28 Jul 2015

This At a Glance publication presents the main findings from the 2014 Growing Up in New Zealand Vulnerability Report 1: Exploring the definition of vulnerability for children in their first 1000 days.

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 196.5 KB
28 Jul 2015

This At a Glance publication presents the overall conceptual framework for the Growing Up in New Zealand study. It also presents demographic information about the study participants.

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 222.46 KB
27 Jul 2015

Growing Up in New Zealand provides a unique opportunity to determine the longitudinal and intergenerational use of te reo Māori for all children growing up in New Zealand today. This study allows us to learn what opportunities are available to our tamariki to speak te reo Maori and...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.05 MB
24 Jul 2015

This report is part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and was prepared by the University of Auckland.

This is the second report in the Vulnerability and...

Document type: Report
Size: 2.39 MB
10 Jul 2015

In the 2015 report, we present New Zealand family and whānau well-being indicators using family and whānau frameworks developed for this purpose.  The findings have implications across the social sector and in particular for social development, housing, education, health, economic...

Document type: Report
Size: 6.51 MB
Last update: 21 Oct 2017