For 30 years HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 44 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With adolescents making about one sixth of the world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people. [more]
The HBSC research team in Portugal have published their 2013/14 national report featuring data from a nationally representative sample of over 6000 young people.
The report provides data on demographics (age, gender and socioeconomic status), eating habits, sleep, body image, physical activity, use of free time, substance abuse, family and home environment, friendships and peer groups, school environment, health and wellness, and adolescent sexual behaviours.
Additionally the Portuguese HBSC questionnaire included questions about relationships with pets, the impact of the economic downturn, alientation or social participation, self-injury, new technology use and the experience of chronic disease or disability.
[24-07-2015 to 30-09-2015]