• Being open: timely access to NZCYES publications 

    Gallagher, Sarah; Duncanson, Mavis; Simpson, Jean
    Access to accurate, up to date information in the area of child and youth health is important for the successful development and delivery of targeted services to our diverse communities in New Zealand in order to improve ...
  • Constipation: A commonly costly complex condition 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Oben, Glenda; Wicken, Andrew; Morris, Simon; Adams, Judith; Gallagher, Sarah; Simpson, Jean
    Background: The 2015 New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service reports to NZ district health boards (DHBs) on the health status of children and young people found that constipation was a common reason for acute and ...
  • Health needs of children in State care 

    Duncanson, Mavis
    Background There are over 5,500 children and young people in the custody of the State in New Zealand. Their complex experiences and life stories have important implications for health services. Research has shown that ...
  • 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 ...
  • Prevalence of congenital anomalies typically requiring surgery in New Zealand 

    Oben, Glenda; Craig, Elizabeth; Gardner, R. Mac
    Background: The indicator “congenital anomalies typically requiring surgery” (CARS) has not previously been documented for New Zealand, yet such anomalies place considerable burden on families and the health sector, for ...
  • Trends and age profile of 0–24 year olds hospitalised with gastroenteritis 

    Oben, Glenda; Simpson, Jean
    Background Hospitalisations for gastroenteritis have been increasing internationally. New Zealand rates were 6.0 per 1,000 0–14 year olds in 2006–2010. Yet hospitalisation for gastroenteritis is potentially avoidable. For ...
  • What's for dinner? Relative and absolute differences in food prices 

    Duncanson, Mavis; Boston, Grace; Parnell, Winsome; Simpson, Jean
    Background: Women with children experiencing food insecurity report difficulty affording healthy food and express concern that high fat processed food and sugar sweetened beverages are often less expensive than fresh foods ...