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The health of children and young people with chronic conditions and disabilities in Nelson Marlborough and South Canterbury

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 19 August 2014


Elizabeth Craig
Anne Reddington
Judith Adams
Rebecca Dell
Susan Jack
Glenda Oben
Andrew Wicken
Jean Simpson

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Dunedin: NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service, University of Otago

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This report collates a range of routinely collected data sources with a view to: 1. Estimating the prevalence of conditions arising in the perinatal period (e.g. preterm births, congenital and chromosomal anomalies) which may lead to greater health and disability support service demand during childhood and adolescence; 2. Identifying the numbers of children and young people with specific chronic conditions and disabilities, who are accessing secondary healthcare services; 3. Reviewing the distribution of overweight and obesity and its determinants (nutrition, physical activity) in children and young people. In addition, three issues were selected for more in-depth review by participating DHBs: 1) the determinants and consequences of overweight and obesity; 2) the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents; and 3) children of parents with mental illness and alcohol and other addictions.

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Child and Youth Health Reports