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Topics: Monitoring, Research, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Information & Communications Technology
The Youth Insights Survey (YIS) forms part of the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM), a collaborative effort by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). The YIS is a nationwide paper-based survey of Year 10 students conducted in schools every two years. The YIS was first carried out in its...
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.
Four in nine New Zealanders report the first time they consumed a large amount of alcohol on one drinking occasion was when they were 15 to 17-years-old). The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) advises that for young people aged 15 to17 years, the safest option is to delay drinking for as long as possible. HPA’s Attitudes and...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living
Understanding the attitudes this population group has towards alcohol is helpful in developing effective health promotion programmes targeting risky alcohol consumption. The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors New Zealanders’ behaviour and attitudes towards alcohol....
Topics: Evaluation, Emissions, Hazards, Healthcare, Youth, Information & Communications Technology, Social Media
The sun safety programme of HPA launched a campaign, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Get Under Your Skin’ (UYS), to promote sun-safe knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours among young New Zealanders. Two of the main campaign activities include events that feature the use of an ultraviolet (UV) camera to show young people the damage they have...
Topics: Research, Families & Whānau, Child Development, Hazards, Healthcare, Pacific People, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
Family connectedness describes the quality of connections within a family and is important for wellbeing in adolescence. It is a protective factor against risky behaviour. Substance use is a key risky behaviour that emerges in adolescence, with tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption of particular concern for Pacific youth....
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...
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.
Topics: Evaluation, Environment, Hazards, Healthcare, Children, Youth, Communicating, Information & Communications Technology, Media & Communications
HSC’s communications about sun safety is evaluated through post-campaign surveys. This document presents results from the Never Let Your Child Get Sunburnt communication campaign, which began in 2008 and ran for three years.
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Crime & Safety, Education & Training, Parenting, Behaviour Management, Child Development, Child Mortality, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Children, Youth
Poisoning has been defined as injury to, and destruction of, bodily cells through the ingestion, inhalation, injection or absorption of toxic substances (World Health Organization 2008). In Western countries there are two demographic peaks of poisoning activity and deaths. The first is unintentional exploratory poisonings, where...
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