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Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 4

Posted on: 18 November, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 4, October 2013 - December 2013
Related to Closing the gap Cultural ways Disability Environmental health Health services Oral health Social and emotional wellbeing Hospitalisation Nutrition Infants and young children Social issues

Footprints in Time (2013)
Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 4
Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report is the fourth in a series of reports produced for each wave of the data collection from a longitudinal study following the development of a group of Indigenous children and examining the factors contributing to their individual and collective outcomes.

Beginning in 2008, the study aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data that can be used to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities.

The range of topics covered in this report includes:

  • learning and school
  • nutrition and exercise
  • health conditions
  • emotional development
  • family life
  • culture and community
  • socioeconomic disadvantage and children’s outcomes
  • breastfeeding
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • housing conditions
  • body mass index of children.

Wave 4 features new questions about children’s educational and recreational activities and the use of computers and the internet.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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