Danny Tu

Research Projects

10 Jul 17
Completed
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: ResearchGambling

This report uses data from the 2014 HLS to assess experience, knowledge and opinions about gambling harm among New Zealand adults, both overall and among different social and population groups (as defined by gender, ethnicity, neighbourhood deprivation level, risk of gambling harm, type of gambling participation, and number of gambling activities participated in over the past 12 months). Where relevant, results are compared to those from earlier surveys.

14 Nov 15
Completed
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: MonitoringResearchDrugs & AlcoholHazardsHealthcareLifestyle & Standard of Living

The Attitudes and Behaviours towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is undertaken every year by HPA to provide information on alcohol use, behaviours and attitudes. This report provides the method for the 2013 ABAS, which was undertaken between November 2013 and February 2014.

13 Nov 15
Completed
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: MonitoringResearchGamblingHazards

HPA's Health and Lifestyles Survey 2012 (HLS) is a nationally representative in-home survey monitoring health behaviours and attitudes of New Zealand residents aged 15 years and over. The HLS collects information relating to the programme areas HPA works in, including minimising harm from gambling.

The gambling section of the questionnaire was designed to compare with the 2006/07 Gaming and Betting Activities Survey, a benchmark survey carried out prior to the Health Sponsorship Council’s development of a national health promotion programme aiming to reduce gambling harm. The results were also comparable with the 2008 and 2010 HLS. Some of the characteristics of particular interest when looking at gambling participation include frequency of participation in continuous and non-continuous forms of gambling and individual risk of gambling problems, as defined by an international problem gambling index.

12 Nov 15
Completed
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: ResearchEmissionsHazardsHealthcareYouthLifestyle & Standard of Living

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey (SES) every three years. The purpose of this ongoing research is to collect consistent information on attitudes and behaviours towards sun exposure, to facilitate comparison with historical survey data, and to inform future decision making in the sun safety and skin cancer prevention sector. This report provides an overview of findings for the youth sample (13-24 years, combining the teen and younger adult samples) of the 2013 SES.

11 Nov 15
Completed
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: ResearchEmissionsHazardsHealthcareLifestyle & Standard of LivingQuality of Life

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey (SES) every three years. The purpose of this ongoing research is to collect consistent information on attitudes and behaviours towards sun exposure, to facilitate comparison with historical survey data, and to inform future decision making in the sun safety and skin cancer prevention sector.