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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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For over 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 49 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]



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HBSC Spain publishes new national data

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children team in Spain have recently launched a series of national reports:

The HBSC team in Spain, led by Carmen Moreno and based at the University of Seville, have also published a series of factsheets presenting information from a set of key indicators at national and regional levels.

Main changes between 2002 and 2018

Positive developments:

  • Reduction in rates of daily sweet consumption, daily tobacco use, weekly alcohol use, cannabis use in the last 30 days, and being a victim of bullying.

  • Increase in the rates of daily vegetable consumption, toothbrushing, in physical activity levels and contraceptive pill use.

Negative developments:

  • Decrease in the use of condoms and other safe methods of preventing pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

  • Rise in young people's experiences of school pressure.

Areas without major change:

  • Rates of overweight and obesity, high-levels of satisfaction with family and friends, and high levels of satisfaction with life and emotional well-being.

For more information, including differences in sex and socio-economic status, visit HBSC Spain's website and the Ministry of Health of Spain.

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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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