Welcome to Growing Up in New Zealand
Growing Up in New Zealand is New Zealand's contemporary longitudinal study tracking the development of approximately 7,000 New Zealand children from before birth until they are young adults. The study is designed to provide unique information about what shapes children’s early development and how interventions might be targeted at the earliest opportunity to give every New Zealand child the best start in life.
Alcohol and Pregnancy - Understanding the New Zealand context
28 August 2015It has been established that exposure to alcohol can be harmful to the unborn child. Yet about one in five mothers-to-be continue to consume alcohol, according to Growing Up in New Zealand data.
One in eight pregnant women affected by depression
24 August 2015One in eight New Zealand women suffer from depression symptoms while pregnant, with Pacific and Asian women twice as likely to be affected, reveals new research from Growing Up in New Zealand.
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Access to GUiNZ data
Antenatal and nine-month data from Growing Up in New Zealand is available for use by researchers outside the Growing Up team.