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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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Open access to HBSC study data

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) WHO collaborative cross-national study is a key deliverer of national and international policy level data for adolescent health. Currently 44 countries are involved in the study. Every four years nationally representative data from 11, 13 and 15 year olds are collected in an ever increasing number of countries. Following each survey, results from these data are presented in an international report co-published with the World Health Organization. The next international report is scheduled to be released in March 2016. More than 500 international and numerous national papers have been published to date based on the data.

We are now providing open access to our 2006 dataset for external researchers, educators and policy makers to increase the impact of adolescent health research. Although some years old, this data set is still relevant and important for understanding how gender, age and socio-economic status impact on health behaviours and how relations within the family, among peers and at school influence adolescents’ health perceptions, health complaints and life satisfaction. In Autumn 2016 HBSC data from 2002 and 2010 will also be made available through open access. There is much more potential for additional papers and theses to be explored from these data, over and above that already published.

Please, access the data at www.hbscdata.uib.no.

see here for further details

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[11-02-2016 to 30-11-2016]

 


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