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Growing Up in New Zealand: A longitudinal study of New Zealand children and their families. Report 1: Before we are born

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 1 May 2012


Susan M. Morton
Polly E. Atatoa Carr
Dinusha K. Bandara
Cameron C. Grant
Vivienne C. Ivory
Te Kani R. Kingi
Renee Liang
Lana M. Perese
Elizabeth Peterson
Jan E. Pryor
Elaine Reese
Elizabeth M. Robinson
Johanna Schmidt
Karen Waldie

Year of Publication



Auckland: Growing Up in New Zealand.

Publication Type


Publication Status



This is the first published report of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study. The information collected from the Antenatal Data Collection Wave has been collated and this report describes the cohort of mothers and partners and provides descriptive statistics that relate to the children of the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort before they were born. This report includes data on parental antenatal intentions (immunisation, feeding plans), and health behaviours in pregnancy (relating to diet, alcohol, smoking, and physical activity). This data will allow the researchers to determine what effect adherence and non-adherence to specific guidelines have on children’s outcomes at birth and as they grow up over time.

Type of Study

Longitudinal, Qualitative, Quantitative

How to Access

Access to the full text of the report is free online at the Growing Up in NZ website,


Growing Up in New Zealand