Growing Up in Australia - Study members

 

Hello! newsletter 2011 for the study children aged 11-12

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Happy holidays

What's Happening now?

Now that you're about to turn 12 or 13, an Interviewer from the Growing Up in Australia team has either recently visited you or will be visiting you again sometime in 2012.

Other studies around the WORLD

YOU are one of hundreds of thousands of children around the world taking part in studies just like ours.

You can find out more about the other studies from the Growing Up in Australia website: www.aifs.gov.au/kids

We compared some of the results from these studies to the information you've provided to us in your interviews. See how similar and different you are from kids in other countries:

Around the world

Can you match the flags to the study?

Growing Up in Australia

Growing Up in Ireland

Growing Up in Scotland

Growing Up in New Zealand

French Longitudinal Study (in French only)

America's National Children's Study

Millennium Cohort Study (United Kingdom)

Tracing Opportunities and Problems in Childhood and Adolescence (Norway)

when you were 10–11 years old

Last time we spoke to you and the other children in the study, we found out some important things about what 10–11 year olds do.

Hanging out with friends

This is what kids said about spending time with friends:

Had their friends over to play

Bar Chart of how often kids have their friends over to play, as described in text below.

27% had their friends over to play a few times a week.

27% had their friends over to play a about once a week.

27% had their friends over to play a about once a month.

14% had their friends over to play a few times a year.

5% never had their friends over to play.

Went to their friends to play

Bar Chart of how often kids went to their friends to play, as described in text below.

22% went to their friends to play a few times a week.

28% went to their friends to play a about once a week.

30% went to their friends to play a about once a month.

16% went to their friends to play a few times a year.

4% never went to their friends to play.

More than half of the kids had a friend over to play at least once a week. A similar amount of kids also regularly went to a friend's house to play.

Eating well

All Australians are encouraged to eat fruit and vegetables every day as part of a balanced diet. They are important for our health, growth and development.

When interviewed, this is how often kids said they ate fruit and vegetables each day:

Raw vegetables

Bar Chart of how often kids eat raw vegetables, as described in text below.

50% ate raw vegetables not at all in a day.

30% ate raw vegetables once a day.

20% ate raw vegetables twice a day.

Cooked vegetables

Bar Chart of how often kids eat cooked vegetables, as described in text below..

28% ate cooked vegetables not at all in a day.

40% ate cooked vegetables once a day.

15% ate cooked vegetables twice a day.

17% ate cooked vegetables more than twice a day.

Fresh fruit

Bar Chart of how often kids eat fresh fruit, as described in text below.

12% ate fresh fruit not at all in a day.

31% ate fresh fruit once a day.

32% ate fresh fruit twice a day.

25% ate fresh fruit more than twice a day.

Most kids ate fresh fruit and cooked vegetables at least once each day. Fresh fruit was more popular than cooked or raw vegetables.

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