Story: Child and youth health

Children at a teddy bears' picnic, Dunedin, 2005

Children at a teddy bears' picnic, Dunedin, 2005

In the early 2000s, the overall health of New Zealand children was very good. Most children were very healthy and grew into healthy adults. However, some groups of children had consistently poorer health than others. Differences in health status was a major concern for health workers and researchers.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 21 February 2005, p. 14
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Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Health status of children and young people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018