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 robust methodology. The same week saw the release of the first summary report on the national engagement undertaken in preparation of New Zealand’s first Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy. There is a sense of careful hope in the child health and wellbeing sector that we may see steps toward the transformative change that is required for all children to enjoy the same opportunities to fulfil their potential. 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 wellbeing of New Zealand children. The indicators of child health and wellbeing in this report cover the under-15 age group, with a focus on the school years. Indicators reported on in 2017 had a focus on the first five years of life. The 2019 report will extend further along the life course, to age 24 years.
Publisher: New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service
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Keywords: Population snapshot; Health equity; Health Behaviours; Nutritional indicators; Physical activity indicators; Children’s views on healthcare; Oral Health; Immunisation; Causes of death and hospitalisation; Unintentional injury; Falls; Asthma and wheeze; Gastroenteritis; Serious skin infections; Mental health and developmental disorders; Autism spectrum disorder; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); Nurture and protection; Physical punishment; Assault, neglect or maltreatment; Care and protection
Research Type: Commissioned Report for External Body
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