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:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Fathers play a significant role in the lives of children. With almost half of Pacific fathers born overseas and over 60% of these migrant fathers raised outside of NZ, 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:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This paper addresses how Pacific 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 impacts of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs..
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Dietary practices established in childhood track into adulthood. Understanding how dietary patterns in childhood become established therefore has implications for dietary intake throughout life.Wide variance exists in patterns of weaning practices and patterns of dietary intake in early childhood...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing, Psych and Cog
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
Previous research has used NZDep to demonstrate a deprivation-health gradient for many health outcomes in the GUiNZ datasets....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This paper addresses how Pacific 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 will look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impacts of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
This project expands on ongoing work on the epidemiology of childhood obesity at age 4.5 years. IT will explore additional factors, such as antenatal exposure to antibiotics and other medications, which may be associated with childhood obesity. ....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Genetic factors that may influence risk of severe respiratory infections in babies. Around 1-2% of infants are hospitalised with severe viral respiratory infections, and of those, 10% require treatment in a paediatric intensive care unit. Recent work suggests that mutations in the IFIH1 gene may contribute towards increased susceptibility to viral infections...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The project will specifically examine associations within ethnic groups. In particular, rates of antenatal and postnatal depression and IPV are high among Pacific women...
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
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
The proposed research will assess how the interaction of the home literacy environment and the physical environment of home can affect cognitive development during the first two years of life.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The first project will understand determinants of access to routinely available preschool dental care and identify predictors of children’s oral health across the preschool years. The second project will involve the linkage with oral health data and will consider how well the “lift the lip” assessments in the Before School Check predict oral health assessments ......
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
There is growing interest in the non-classical role of vitamin D; particularly role of vitamin D on the immune system and respiratory tract infections. Dried blood samples are collected through heel prick onto absorbent cards as soon after 48 hours of birth as possible as part of the national newborn screening programme...
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.