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Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland

Creator:

National University of Ireland, Galway and World Health Organisation

Subject Keywords: ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, LIFESTYLE, SMOKING, SCHOOL
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) is a school-based survey conducted every 4 years with data collection through questionnaire fieldwork. It is a cross-national research study carried out in partnership with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The study began in 1982 with just three countries taking part. Forty-one countries and regions now participate in the study as well as the USA and Canada. HBSC 2006 involves more than 180,000 children from 41 countries. The target age groups for the HBSC study are 11, 13 and 15 year olds attending school. These age groups represent the onset of adolescence, the challenge of physical and emotional changes, and the middle years when important life and career decisions are beginning to be made. HBSC aims to gain new insight into, and increase understanding of, health behaviours and lifestyles and their context in young people?s lives. It also aims to influence health promotion policy and practice, and to facilitate the networking of research information and expertise. In addition, the findings from the HBSC surveys are used to inform and influence children?s policy and practice at national and international levels.

Date:

01/01/2006

Rights: © National University of Ireland, Galway
Suggested citation:

National University of Ireland, Galway and World Health Organisation. (2006) Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3918 [Accessed: 17th July 2019].

  

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