Available Data

Growing Up in New Zealand has conducted a number of data collection waves.  Below you can see when we have collected information and via what methods.  You will also find links to the questionnaires used, links to the Data Dictionaries and links to Data Release User Guides.

You might also like to view the research projects currently underway or completed using Growing Up in New Zealand data and the completed study reports here. You can find out more about accessing Growing Up in New Zealand data here

0Data Collection Wave (DCW) Methodology DCW questionnaires Data Dictionaries User Guides Other Reports
Antenatal Data Sets (DCW0)
  • Face-to-face interview with the pregnant mother. 
  • Face-to-face interview with the pregnant woman's partner.
   

Child aged 6 weeks

  • Phone call to collect age-appropriate developmental information
     
Child aged 9 months
  • Face-to-face interview with mother. 
  • Face-to-face interview with partner
   
Child aged 16 months
  • Phone call to collect age-appropriate developmental information
     
Child aged 23 months
  • Phone call to collect age-appropriate developmental information
     
Two-year data sets (DCW2)
  • 2-year face-to-face interview with child’s mother
  • 2-year direct observations of child 
  • 2-year developmental and anthropometric assessments of the child
 
Pre-school data sets (DCW3-5)
  • 31-month phone call
  • 45-month phone call
  • 54-month face-to-face interview with child’s mother
  • 54-month direct observations of the child
  • 54-month developmental and anthropometric assessments of the child
 
Transition to school data sets (DCW6)
  • 72-month online questionnaire
 
Eight-year data sets (DCW8)
  • 8 year face-to-face interview with the child
  • 8 year face-to-face interview with the mother
  • 8 year online questionnaire with the father
  • 8 year direct observations of the child
  • 8 year developmental and anthropometric assessments of the child
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