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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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Since 1982 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 50 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With children and young people accounting for 42% of our world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people. [more]



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HBSC Luxembourg report on trends in young people's health

The HBSC team in Luxembourg, based at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg, have published a new report which reveals trends in the health and well-being of the nation's youth.

The report features data from HBSC surveys carried out in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018, with results for 30 key indicators broken down by gender, socio-economic status, school type, nationality and age. 

The report reveals a number of encouraging developments between 2006 and 2018, such as:

  • A reduction in the number of pupils reporting to smoke, having ever been drunk and having drunk alcohol recently.

  • An increase in the proportion of young people eating fruit every day.

  • A decline in the consumption of soft drinks.

  • Decreases in bully perpetration and victimisation

 

However, the data also revealed several worrying trends that require urgent action to address, such as:

  • More young people feel stressed by their schoolwork and report declining support from their classmates.

  • Levels of daily breakfast consumption have declined, and the proportion of young people reporting exercise in their free time has fallen.

  • Rates of overweight have risen.

  • The number of young people reporting multiple health complaints (e.g. headaches, abdominal pain, back pain, dizziness) has increased. 

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For almost 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 43 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.
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