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In 2010, around three in four (76%) people agreed that smoking should be banned in all outdoor places where children go, an increase from 2008. In 2010, current smokers, people of European/Other ethnicity (compared with people of Asian ethnicity), and males were less likely to agree.
Topics: Research, Caregivers, Parenting, Drugs & Alcohol, Gambling, Hazards, Healthcare, Children, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living
The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to16-year-olds. The HLS is managed by the Health Sponsorship Council (HSC) and collects information relating to HSC's key programme areas - tobacco control...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Crime & Safety, Child Mortality, Hazards, Health & Safety at Work, Healthcare, Children, Population Shifts
In its Fifth Report to the Minister of Health (2009), the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) noted that systems to review non-traffic deaths are inconsistent and less well developed compared with systems to review traffic deaths. As a result, ‘children and young people on farms, off-road in all-terrain vehicles...
Started in 1994, this ongoing sun protection survey takes place every three years, and collects information on New Zealanders' sun protection behaviour and attitudes. This document presents responses of a youth sample aged 13-17 years and the younger adult sample aged 18-24 years.
New Zealand currently has a voluntary standard for sunbed operators, incorporating recommendations such as ensuring all sunbeds are supervised and not allowing people under the age of 18 or with the fairest skin types to use them. Surveys by Consumer New Zealand have, however, found a high level of noncompliance with these...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Child Mortality, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards
While it is commonly accepted that alcohol misuse is harmful, very little is known about the effects of alcohol on the lives of children in New Zealand, particularly those under the age of 16. This special report was commissioned to investigate the role that alcohol consumption plays in the deaths of children and young people in...
Topics: Research, Social Services, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Mental Health, Quality of Life
Thousands of people each year experience some degree of TBI, which is identified by confusion or disorientation, loss of consciousness, post-traumatic amnesia and other neurological abnormalities resulting from externally inflicted trauma (to the brain, rather than an injury to the head). A formal definition can be found in the...
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