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Launch of the HBSC study's international report: March 15th

Over the past 30 years, the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study has provided information about the health, well-being, social environment and health behaviour of 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys and girls. The latest international report, "Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-being", will be launched in Brussels, Belgium, on 15 March 2016. 

The report will release data from 42 countries on a range of new topics, such as peer relationships and family support, the school environment, migration, cyber-bullying and serious injury, with the more traditional data on alcohol and tobacco consumption, mental health and nutrition-related behaviour. The report provides data on gender differences and behaviour change in the 11–15-year age group, years that mark a period of increased autonomy that can influence how health and health-related behaviour develops and continues into adulthood. The report highlights socioeconomic differences and variations between countries and regions. It identifies opportunities for policy interventions, as the findings underline the importance of the wider social context and the effect it can have on young people's health. 

The new international report is now available online.

The previous international report from the HBSC study is also available for direct comaprisson, published in 2012. For queries, please contact info@hbsc.org.

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