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Jun 18

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in NZ Children: NZ Health Survey report released

The report explores the prevalence of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children aged 3–14 years, by age group, sex, ethnicity and neighbourhood deprivation.

Based on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), this publication explores the prevalence of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in New Zealand children aged 3–14 years. Data comes from the New Zealand Health Survey child developmental health and wellbeing module, which was in the field in 2012/13, 2014/15 and 2015/16. 

The report indicates that an estimated 8 percent of children aged 3–14 years could benefit from referral for more detailed assessments by a health professional in response to difficulties picked up by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.

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