Research Projects Using Growing Up Data

On these pages you can search for research projects using Growing Up in New Zealand data.   We've tried to include all current and previous projects which use the data, but this list may not be exhaustive. 

Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This study explores the association between nutrition and physical activity environments (policy and practices) in Early Childhood Education settings with measures of overweight and obesity in 4 year olds....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
This research focuses on the ethnic identification of the children of Growing Up in New Zealand. Measuring ethnicity clearly and consistently is important in order to make sure that comparisons between groups and across time are clear. In New Zealand, measurement of outcomes by ethnicity is critical for achieving equity....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education
This paper addresses how Asian families in NZ interact with health information and health services in the early childhood period (2 years – 54 months). We’ll look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impact of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
Numeracy skills are important for social and academic success in modern society. The foundations of early numeracy learning are likely to include both inbuilt child abilities and the experiences they have within their environment....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The project will describe and predict respiratory hospitalisations in early childhood.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
NZ children have a high rate of hospitalisation due to infectious disease, and rates amongst Maori and Pacific children are higher than those for other NZ children. This project will identify hospitalisations for infection in the National Minimum Dataset of hospital admission data, and use the GUINZ datasets to identify risk factors for infection admission ...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education
Starting ‘big school’ or primary school is a major transition for pre-schoolers. Many parents proactively prepare their children for the school environment. For others, there is little awareness of interactions or activities that enhance pre-schoolers’ readiness to learn and to engage with others in a school setting...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Exposure to alcohol during pregnancy is one of the prenatal risk factors that can negatively influence child development...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
The Before School Check (B4SC) is a nationwide NZ programme offering a free health and development check for 4-year-olds; it is the 12th core contact of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Schedule of services...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing, Psych and Cog
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
There is very limited information available on sleep in New Zealand children....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
NZ children suffer from very high rates of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). This project aims to determine whether colonisation with Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes plays an important role in SSTI in NZ. The GUINZ cohort children had bacterial swabs taken 54 months of age. Rates of bacterial colonisation will be described....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This paper addresses how Asian families in NZ interact with health information and health services from before the baby is born to when the baby is 9 months old. We’ll look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impact of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The B4 school check is a nationwide programme offering free health checks in 4 year olds and aims to identify and address any health, behavioural, social or developmental concerns that could affect a child’s ability to benefit from school. The B4 School check was implemented in 2008 and has not been evaluated. The study will determine the completeness and effectiveness of the B4 school check programme and identify factors associated with not having the B4 School Check and with having an incomplete B4 School Check.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
The Growing up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study presents an opportunity to understand IR relevant outcomes for families over time....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
The project will determine the prevalence of family violence using the Pacific Growing Up in NZ families and identify the risk and protective factors relevant to preventing and enhancing Pacific family resilience to family violence and related harms....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
NZ children suffer from very high rates of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). This project aims to determine whether colonisation with specific genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus plays an important role in SSTI in NZ. The GUINZ cohort children had bacterial swabs taken 54 months of age....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
The current housing situation in parts of New Zealand has led to a shortage of affordable homes, impacting on many families...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
New Zealand experiences a large disease burden from respiratory tract infections. Hospitalisation at <2 years of age with pneumonia and bronchiolitis leads to persistence of respiratory symptoms 1 year later in at least one-third of children....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
This research focuses on the ethnic identification of the children of Growing Up in New Zealand. Measuring ethnicity clearly and consistently is important in order to make sure that comparisons between groups and across time are clear....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
There is very limited information available on sleep in New Zealand children. We don’t know the number of children meeting (not meeting) these guidelines as they develop across the pre-school years, and the social and demographic factors associated with children obtaining recommended sleep durations (or not)....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Breastfeeding prevents infectious diseases, particularly, acute respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. Breastfeeding is also believed to prevent the development of allergic diseases and obesity and to enhance cognitive development. Currently we do not know what strategies would be most likely to increase the duration of breastfeeding in all NZ children...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
NZ has a rapidly changing population, with childcare beliefs influenced by (among others) cultural factors, work and caregiver roles, shifting migration patterns and intercultural partnerships. This paper attempts to tease out some of these complexities and provide a snapshot of Asian families in New Zealand...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
There is a high burden of hospitalisations from infectious diseases in New Zealand. This project will build upon the work that has already been completed describing serious infection in the first year of life. The current study will quantify the burden of infectious disease hospitalisations up to five years of age in an ethnically diverse Growing Up in NZ cohort...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
A strong ethnic identity can be protective for mental and physical health when individuals experience social disadvantage. Our goal is to understand how important ethnic identity is to the mothers and fathers in the Growing Up In New Zealand study....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The study will investigate adherence to the nutritional guidelines for New Zealand infants.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The role of the father in promoting healthy child development is becoming increasingly highlighted among research psychologists. Both the presence and engagement of a father (or father-figure) with regard to child-rearing and play has been shown to influence the offspring’s behaviour, cognition and socioemotional outcomes...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Fathers play a significant role in the lives of children. With a significant percentage of Asian fathers being migrants, further attention needs to be given to the challenges and strengths of fathers in NZ and what policies and services would best respond to the needs of a diverse mix of fathers in NZ....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Compared to other developed countries, New Zealand has one of the highest rates of serious skin infections; particularly among children. Childhood skin infection hospitalisation rates have doubled since 1990. The reasons for this and the mechanisms by which environmental exposures lead to increased rates of skin infection remain unknown...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The aims of this project is to examine the temporal trends in the duration and type of screen usage at 2 years, 45 months (3.75 years) and 54 months (4.5 years) in the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
In a series of studies, we will explore the main determinants of cognitive functioning among 4.5 year-old NZ children. In this regard, cognition refers to language, motor and numerical ability, as well as working memory and inhibitory control. We will first describe the data and its associations with early childhood and ....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
This paper looks at the health and development of Asian children growing up in NZ, birth- two years...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
This project builds upon the work that has already been completed on child vulnerability and summarized in the Growing Up in New Zealand vulnerability reports. The current study will define resilience and how measurement of this evolves during childhood. Proximal and distal determinants of resilience will be identified and how these vary between population subgroups defined by ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing, SCONE
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Breastfeeding provides benefits for children, women, and the society. Currently NZ does not have available data on breastfeeding indicators that are generalizable to the national birth cohort. Additionally, studies have reported high levels of bias for exclusive breastfeeding duration estimated solely through retrospective maternal report, suggesting ....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
This research builds on existing Growing Up in New Zealand analyses about residential mobility and focuses on how often the children and their families move house during the preschool period...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This project aims to update our current understanding of the enablers and barriers to early childhood education (ECE) uptake, and the relationship between uptake and demographic factors such as socio-economic status, ethnicity and location (e.g. urban / rural), through to age 4.5, as well as patterns of difference in parental satisfaction with ECE providers...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The evidence that teenage childbearing have negative consequences for mothers and their children is equivocal.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau, SCONE
This research will describe the factors that both promote and hinder school readiness and contribute to the school readiness gap in NZ....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This project aims to estimate the spatial and temporal distributions of New Zealand pre-school exposure to environmental hazards (e.g. air pollution, indoor and home neighbourhood environment, traffic-related impact, extreme climate conditions, chemical and biological exposures) for assessing the short- and long-term health effects...