Research Projects Using Growing Up Data

On these pages you can search for research projects using Growing Up in New Zealand data.   We've tried to include all current and previous projects which use the data, but this list may not be exhaustive. 

Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
The current housing situation in parts of New Zealand has led to a shortage of affordable homes, impacting on many families...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
The proposed research will assess how the interaction of the home literacy environment and the physical environment of home can affect cognitive development during the first two years of life.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The first project will understand determinants of access to routinely available preschool dental care and identify predictors of children’s oral health across the preschool years. The second project will involve the linkage with oral health data and will consider how well the “lift the lip” assessments in the Before School Check predict oral health assessments ......
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education
Starting ‘big school’ or primary school is a major transition for pre-schoolers. Many parents proactively prepare their children for the school environment. For others, there is little awareness of interactions or activities that enhance pre-schoolers’ readiness to learn and to engage with others in a school setting...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
There is growing interest in the non-classical role of vitamin D; particularly role of vitamin D on the immune system and respiratory tract infections. Dried blood samples are collected through heel prick onto absorbent cards as soon after 48 hours of birth as possible as part of the national newborn screening programme...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This study explores the association between nutrition and physical activity environments (policy and practices) in Early Childhood Education settings with measures of overweight and obesity in 4 year olds....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
This research focuses on the ethnic identification of the children of Growing Up in New Zealand. Measuring ethnicity clearly and consistently is important in order to make sure that comparisons between groups and across time are clear. In New Zealand, measurement of outcomes by ethnicity is critical for achieving equity....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education
This paper addresses how Asian families in NZ interact with health information and health services in the early childhood period (2 years – 54 months). We’ll look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impact of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
Numeracy skills are important for social and academic success in modern society. The foundations of early numeracy learning are likely to include both inbuilt child abilities and the experiences they have within their environment....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The project will describe and predict respiratory hospitalisations in early childhood.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
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 ...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Education
Starting ‘big school’ or primary school is a major transition for pre-schoolers. Many parents proactively prepare their children for the school environment. For others, there is little awareness of interactions or activities that enhance pre-schoolers’ readiness to learn and to engage with others in a school setting...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Exposure to alcohol during pregnancy is one of the prenatal risk factors that can negatively influence child development...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
SCONE
The Before School Check (B4SC) is a nationwide NZ programme offering a free health and development check for 4-year-olds; it is the 12th core contact of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Schedule of services...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing, Psych and Cog
Year:
2017
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
There is very limited information available on sleep in New Zealand children....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
NZ children suffer from very high rates of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). This project aims to determine whether colonisation with Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes plays an important role in SSTI in NZ. The GUINZ cohort children had bacterial swabs taken 54 months of age. Rates of bacterial colonisation will be described....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This paper addresses how Asian families in NZ interact with health information and health services from before the baby is born to when the baby is 9 months old. We’ll look at such things as attitudes to health care, the way health care and information is delivered, and the impact of factors like language, migration history, community support and cultural beliefs...
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The B4 school check is a nationwide programme offering free health checks in 4 year olds and aims to identify and address any health, behavioural, social or developmental concerns that could affect a child’s ability to benefit from school. The B4 School check was implemented in 2008 and has not been evaluated. The study will determine the completeness and effectiveness of the B4 school check programme and identify factors associated with not having the B4 School Check and with having an incomplete B4 School Check.
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
The Growing up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study presents an opportunity to understand IR relevant outcomes for families over time....
Year:
2017
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The study is investigating whether children who have more routines around eating and sleep are also more self-regulated and have better quality parent-child interaction
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Our aim is to find out whether this variant is present within the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort and if so whether it is associated with measures of growth and obesity.This will be of interest as it will explore the role of a genetic variant in early childhood growth in a cohort with a large proportion of Pacific children.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The study findings will add to the literature on live vaccine effects on infant and childhood respiratory infections +/- atopic conditions.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
This project will investigate relationships between a mother’s emotional state and attitude towards her infant, and the development of relational trajectories, including language of her infant over the first two years of life.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
This study will investigate the structure of temperament at age 4 and temperament development over time
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
This project aims to: (1) determine the factors that are associated with (i) children being hospitalised with unintentional injury, and ....
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
The study findings will address partner conflict antenatally and associations with partner conflict and violence across time.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
External
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The thesis will investigate whether environmental modification of genome function acts as a mediator of asthma risk and severity between population subgroups.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Culture and Identity
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
This study provides a summary report of the GUiNZ cohort at 4.5 years of age. This report will highlight key descriptive statistics from each of the six research domains.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
Family and Whanau, Health and Wellbeing
The study will examine the nutrition and physical activity environments within the mesosystem of home and Early Childhood Education settings for a subsample of 1188 Growing Up in New Zealand children (those for which we have collected additional data from their main childcare provider in the Kai Time in ECE online survey).
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
The aim of this PhD is to explore the dietary management of GDM in New Zealand through three projects.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
SCONE
There is very little existing literature of factors associated with children’s primary care engagement during the preschool years, and findings will have direct relevance for targeting healthcare resources towards our more vulnerable families.
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Education
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Health and Wellbeing
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
Year:
2016
Access Type:
Internal
Primary Classification:
Family and Whanau
Secondary Classification:
Psych and Cog
This study is divided into 3 parts: (1) determining parent-child learning interactions: associations with parent-child relationships and interactions across the preschool years....