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The longitudinal study of Australian children: annual statistical report 2016

Using six waves of LSAC data, this report discusses ways in which Australian children's experiences and environments affect their prospects and progress, from birth to 15 years old.
Fact sheet

Prevention of child abuse and neglect

Produced in partnership with NAPCAN, this resource provides an overview of prevention of child abuse and neglect, with a focus on primary prevention.

Serious skin infections in New Zealand children

Skin infections are a common and widespread ailment among children. While these infections have generally been considered benign, the number requiring overnight hospitalisation for treatment, termed 'serious skin infections', has risen markedly in recent years with the incidence in NZ children thought to be significantly...
Journal article

Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents...
Journal article

Child injury surveillance capabilities in NSW: informing policy and practice

Obtaining good information for child injury surveillance in NSW will involve better coordination of information from agencies that record information about childhood injury.

Children's rights in NSW

Lenny Roth surveys the main legal restrictions on children and forms of discrimination against children. He discusses the rights of children at school and in consenting to medical treatment, looks at parents' powers and the exclusion of children from shopping centres, and concludes by examining...
Working paper

Teenage daughters as a cause of divorce

Evidence from the U.S. that couples with daughters are more likely to divorce than couples with sons has not been found for other Western countries.

The first thousand days: an evidence paper - summary

This abridged version summarises the key concepts outlined in the full paper; namely, the evidence for the biological, global, social, ecological, and individual factors that are reshaping our understanding of the first 1000 days of a child's development.

Childhood injury prevention: strategic directions for coordination in New South Wales

In NSW each year, over 40% of deaths of young people aged between 1 and 17 years are injury-related. There are many more child injuries that do not result in death. Overall, the burden of childhood injury is a significant health, well-being and public policy...
Journal article

Population health and wellbeing: identifying priority areas for Victorian children

In contrast to previous population survey programs nationally and internationally, this study seeks to extract contemporary policy-oriented domains for inclusion in a strategic program of child health data collection, using a stakeholder consultation process to identify key domains and policy information needs. The outcome is...