The New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) is a research unit within the Department of Women's and Children's Health at the Dunedin School of Medicine. It was established by the Paediatric Society of New Zealand in 2004 in response to the perceived need for a single national entity to select, collate and disseminate timely and accurate information on the health of children and young people in New Zealand. The NZCYES has been based at the University of Otago since March 2009.

The aims of the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service are to:

  • Provide the New Zealand health sector with up to date and accurate information of the health of children and young people.
  • Highlight areas where there are disparities in child and youth health, or where inequities in service provision mean that children and young people are not reaching their full potential.
  • Contribute to the evidence base for policy development in child and youth health.
  • Share the Service's expertise with routinely collected data, with other researchers interested in improving the wellbeing of children and young people.

For further information please visit the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES)

Recent Deposits

  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in Aotearoa 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 Stats NZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in the South Island 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in the Southern District Health Board 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in Canterbury and West Coast 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in Nelson Marlborough and South Canterbury 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast and Wairarapa 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in MidCentral and Whanganui 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in Hawke’s Bay 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in the Midland region 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-15 year olds in the Northern region 2018 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Richardson, Georgia; Wicken, Andrew; Pierson, Melanie
    This report is released at a time of renewed focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Aotearoa. In April 2019 StatsNZ released the first round of child poverty statistics using a revised and more ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in New Zealand 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...
  • Making health easier: Reducing inequalities in child health through addressing low health literacy 

    Adams, Judith
    Background: Low health literacy is a major contributor to disparities in child health outcomes between different population groups and a powerful mediator of the social determinants of health. This review aimed to identify ...
  • Child Poverty Monitor 2018: Technical Report 

    Duncanson, M; Oben, G; Wicken, A; Richardson, G; Adams, J; Pierson, M
    Each and every child has the right to grow up to be healthy, strong, well-educated and capable of contributing to their community and wider society, as demonstrated in every international agreement to recognise and protect ...
  • The Health of Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in New Zealand 2016 

    Simpson, Jean; Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Gallagher, Sarah
    This report aims to assist district health boards to plan to meet current and future demands in order to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and chronic conditions by providing: 1. Information from ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in the South Island 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in Southern District Health Board 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in Canterbury and West Coast 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in Nelson Marlborough and South Canterbury 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast and Wairarapa 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...
  • Health and wellbeing of under-five year olds in MidCentral and Whanganui 2017 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Richardson, Georgia; McGee, Magnus A
    In this report the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) provides data and information to contribute to the effective planning and funding of services to improve, promote and protect the health and ...

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