Kristie Carter

Research Projects

24 Jan 18
Commissioned
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: ResearchDrugs & Alcohol

The objective of this report is to examine the changes in alcohol use in young New Zealand men and women aged between 15 and 24 years old, and the association with socio-economic and deprivation factors, family structure and education. The report uses data from the Statistics New Zealand Survey of Family Income and Employment (SoFIE) and the SoFIE-Health sub-study, covering the period from 2002 to 2010. This report presents findings from this time period in order to provide context for understanding young peoples’ drinking behaviours, and how these have changed.

24 Jan 18
Commissioned
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: Literature reviewDrugs & Alcohol

This review focuses on the drinking behaviour of young New Zealanders (aged 12 to 24 years), and supports the analysis of alcohol data from the Statistics New Zealand Survey of Family Income and Employment (SoFIE) and the SoFIE-Health sub-study, conducted from 2002 to 2010. This report presents findings from literature published around this time period to provide context for understanding young peoples’ drinking behaviours, and how these have changed.

12 Nov 15
Completed
with: Health Promotion Agency: HPA categories: ResearchDrugs & AlcoholHazardsHealthcareOlder PeopleSocio-economic status

This report examines the changes in alcohol use in New Zealand for  older New Zealanders (aged 60 years and over), and the association of these changes with socio-economic and deprivation factors, living arrangements and chronic health conditions. The report uses data from the Statistics New Zealand Survey of Family Income and Employment (SoFIE), covering the period from 2002 to 2010.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Health: MoH categories: EvaluationInequalityDiseaseHealthcareMāoriQuality of LifeSocio-economic statusRace & Ethnicity

This report presents new information on trends and inequalities in cancer survival for 21 cancers diagnosed in New Zealand over a 13 year period, from 1991 to 2004.

These analyses are based on linking New Zealand Cancer Registry data, census records and mortality data.

The report finds that for all cancers and for both Māori and non-Māori, there was on average a 3% annual improvement in cancer survival. There was no observed widening of the gap between Māori and non-Māori although large gaps in cancer survival still persist between Māori and non-Māori for some cancers. Gaps in survival between high and low income groups were less marked than gaps by ethnicity across all cancers.