Infectious disease hospitalisations in the first 5 years of life
Growing Up in New Zealand
Health and Wellbeing
NZ children have a high rate of hospitalisation due to infectious disease, and rates amongst Maori and Pacific children are higher than those for other NZ children. This project will identify hospitalisations for infection in the National Minimum Dataset of hospital admission data, and use the GUINZ datasets to identify risk factors for infection admission using unadjusted and multivariable analyses. To examine the effects of ethnicity, multivariable analyses will be performed with and without ethnicity variables in the model, and within each ethnic group separately. Additional analyses will examine the effects of changes in family environment, e.g. residential mobility and limited access to primary care.