The first-ever study to look at anti-depressant use and symptoms of depression in pregnant New Zealand women has identified unmet need for antenatal mental health support.
New research reveals that a significant number of babies are not being fed in accordance with New Zealand’s infant feeding guidelines and this puts them at greater risk for childhood obesity.
Māori and Pacific children face more barriers to seeing a GP than other children and those who face barriers are twice as likely to be hospitalised.
New research sheds light on how Kiwi pre-schoolers’ use of screen media may affect the development of executive functions which help children to manage their impulses and behaviour.
How cold are Kiwi kids bedrooms? Growing Up in New Zealand decided to find out and has identified the ideal indoor temperature and humidity range for good child health.
New research using Growing Up in New Zealand information has examined mothers’ parental leave intentions, preferences and the actual leave taken after birth.
New University of Auckland research has found that newborns with lower levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with acute respiratory infections during infancy.
Research finds that children born to teen mothers are less ready for school, but identifies protective factors that could combat the impact of childhood adversities on readiness for school.
New research finds that a cluster of disadvantage contributes to injuries in early childhood, but better support to address material need and family stress could help.
Growing Up in New Zealand’s long-time research director, Professor Susan Morton, is taking on a new role as Foundation Director of the study.