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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

Publications: International Reports

The International Report, which is produced as part of the WHO Policy series 'Health Policy for Children and Adolescents' (HEPCA) established in 1999, is prepared at the end of each HBSC survey cycle and compares participating countries across a number of health and well-being indicators.

2017/18 International Report

Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being: Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada

Volume 1: Key findings - provides an overview of the key findings highlighting important gender and socioeconomic differences, as well as changes since the last survey in 2013/2014.

Inchley J, Currie D, Budisavljevic S, Torsheim T, Jåstad A, Cosma A et al., editors. Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being. Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada. International report. Volume 1. Key findings. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. English / Russian

Volume 2: Key data - presents key data in a series of charts showing country/region-level and overall prevalence by age, gender and family affluence.

Inchley J, Currie D, Budisavljevic S, Torsheim T, Jåstad A, Cosma A et al., editors. Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being. Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada. International report. Volume 2. Key data. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. English / Russian

Volume 3: Methodology annex - Including information on fieldwork dates; mode of data entry; achieved sample size; response rates; and mean age.

 

2013/14 International Report

Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-being

Inchley J et al. eds. Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-beingHealth Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: international report from the 2013/2014 survey. Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2016 (Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 7).

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Charts and maps published in this report are available for download. Please cite the HBSC 2013/14 survey and the report.

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2009/10 International Report

Social determinants of health and well-being among young people

Currie C et al. eds. Social determinants of health and well-being among young people. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: international report from the 2009/2010 survey. Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2012 (Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 6).

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Charts and maps published in this report are available for download. Please cite the HBSC 2009/10 survey and the report.

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Download Response Rates (Excel)


2005/06 International Report

Inequalities in Young People's Health

Currie C, Nic Gabhainn S, Godeau E, Roberts C, Smith R, Currie D, Pickett W, Richter M, Morgan A & Barnekow V (eds.) (2008). Inequalities in young people's health: HBSC international report from the 2005/06 Survey. Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 5, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark.

English


2001/02 International Report

Young People's Health in Context

Currie C et al (eds.) (2004) Young People's Health in Context: international report from the HBSC 2001/02 survey, (Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No.4). WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.

English


1997/98 International Report

Health and Health Behaviour among Young People

Currie C, Hurrelmann K, Settertobulte W, Smith R & Todd J (eds.). (2000) Health and health behaviour among young people (Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No.1). WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.

English


1993/94 International Report

The Health of Youth

King A, Wold B, Tudor-Smith C & Harel Y. (1996). The Health of Youth: A cross-national survey. WHO Regional Publications, European Series No. 69.

English


1983/84 and 1985-86 International Report

Summary of publications from the First Survey (1983-84) and the Seond Survey (1985-86)

Wold B & Aaro, L. A. (1990). Health Behaviour in School-age Children. A WHO Cross National Survey Summary of publications from the First Survey (1983-84) and the Second Survey (1985-86). University of Bergen, Research Centre for Health Promotion, Norway.

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Topic focussed reports

Adolescent alcohol-related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014

Inchley J et al. eds. Adolescent alcohol-related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014Observations from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) WHO collaborative cross-national study. Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2018.

English, Russian

Charts and maps published in this report are available for download. Please cite as above.

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Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014

Inchley J et al. eds. Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014Observations from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) WHO collaborative cross-national study. Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2017.

English, Russian

Charts and maps published in this report are available for download. Please cite as above.

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Download methodology annex

Drinking among young Europeans

Settertobulte, W et al. (2001) Drinking among young Europeans WHO Policy Series: Health policy for children and adolescents. Issue 3, WHO Regional Office for Europe.

English

Gender and Health in Adolescence

Kolip P & Schmidt B. (1999) Gender and Health in Adolescence WHO Policy Series: Health policy for children and adolescents. Issue 2, WHO Regional Office for Europe.

English