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Information about the data
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Date published: August 2013
Next update expected: 2017
Update frequency: Five-yearly
Geographic coverage: National
Demographic information available? Yes
Internationally recognised measure? No
Source: Adolescent Health Research Group – Youth’12 and Youth’07 surveys
Reference: Clark, TC, Fleming, T, Bullen, P, Denny, S, Crengle, S, Dyson, B, Fortune, S, Lucassen, M, Peiris-John, R, Robinson, E, Rossen, F, Sheridan, J, Teevale, T, & Utter, J (2013). Youth’12 Overview: The health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students in 2012. Auckland: The University of Auckland.
Purpose of the survey or data: To measure a wide range of questions about factors that contribute to the health and well-being of young people. These include questions about:
- ethnicity and culture
- physical health
- food and activities
- substance use
- sexual health
- injuries and violence
- home and family health
- school achievement and participation
- neighbourhood environment
- access to health care.
Data quality: Technical report for 2007; Technical report for 2012 – see the methodology section of each technical report.
The Youth2000 Survey Series uses large sample sizes so precise estimates can be given for young people. The methodology is similar between waves of survey data to make sure data is comparable between 2001, 2007, and 2012.
Each wave of the survey used a two-stage sample cluster design to ensure a nationally representative sample of secondary school students, aged 12 to 18 years, was recruited.
Large samples (over 100 schools and around 10,000 students), were sought so the results could report issues for age, sex, socio-economic, and ethnic groups. Approximately one-third of eligible high schools were invited to participate in each wave, with the aim of recruiting 10,000 students.
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Adolescent Health Research Group
Adolescent Health Research Group – 2012 publications and reports
Ministry of Social Development – The social report: 2010